NORTH BETHESDA, MD – JUNE 11, 2014 Fitzgerald Auto Malls wins a 2014 Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award in recognition for their outstanding contributions to environmentally responsible and sustainable business practices. Fitzgerald Auto Malls continues to prove that their impact on the environment and in our community is a positive one.
The Maryland Green Registry presented the 2014 Leadership Award to Jerry Roberts, Director of Purchasing at Fitzgerald Auto Malls, at the 5th Annual Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards event today.Fitzgerald Auto Malls was one of the top five applicants to receive the award. The Registry is a voluntary program that recognizes the hard work, leadership, and commitment of these organizations throughout the state of Maryland.
“I am very proud of my Fitzgerald Auto Mall family. Every effort we make continues to improve our influence on the environment, in our communities, and in our industry. Our business philosophy of doing things the “FitzWay” entails treating everyone with honesty and respect, dealing in good faith, and creating ways to be better at what we do,” said Jack Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald Auto Malls sets themselves apart from other dealers through their major recycling efforts and use of Green renewable energy sources. FitzMall maintains an Environmental Management System that goes beyond simply meeting environmental laws and regulations—it extends into everyday practices and business decisions. All electricity at Fitzgerald facilities is purchased from Green renewable energy sources, with 100 percent wind power at all of the dealerships in Maryland.It is the first automotive dealership group in North America to become ISO 14001 certified, the highest recognition available for quality management, with a focus on the environment. Fitzgerald Auto Malls recycled over 80 percent of all solid waste generated at Fitzgerald dealerships, 42 percent higher than the national average for businesses.
Fitzgerald Auto Malls is the first dealership to become an EPA Green Power Partner Member of the EPA Green Power Leadership Club and a long-standing member of the Clean Energy Partnership. They are always implementing new ways of improving their recycling programs, reducing waste, and promoting environmental sustainability.