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Nick Cordasci, Food Lion's refrigerant compliance specialist, has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2014 Distinguished Partner Achievement Award, an individual honor for commercial refrigeration achievements from the GreenChill Partnership.
The agency specifically honored Cordasci as its liaison and for ensuring that Food Lion remains a sustainability leader in the grocery industry. EPA presents the award to an individual or organization that has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and initiative in achieving GreenChill's mission over the past year.
"[T]his award shows his continued dedication and commitment to the company's sustainability efforts," said Susan Sollenberger, director of energy, maintenance and equipment purchasing at Salisbury, N.C.-based Delhaize America South, which includes Food Lion stores. "This is a prestigious honor for Nick and Food Lion, and signifies the progress we've made in caring for our communities by reducing emissions, protecting the environment and becoming more efficient so we can have strong vibrant communities for many years to come."
Food Lion operates more than half of the nation's Energy Star stores, with more than 980 certified locations out of its more than 1,100 supermarkets in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.
There are currently around 11,000 GreenChill Partner stores across the United States.