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Cardinal Laboratories Voted “Best Green Company To Work For” Second Year In A Row

November 6, 2015

AZUSA, CA – (For Immediate Release) – For the second straight year, Cardinal Laboratories, a manufacturer of pet products, has been voted the Best Green Company To Work For in a poll conducted by the Los Angeles News Group. The poll, called Winning Workplaces, asked newspaper readers to vote for the best local companies to work for in the San Gabriel Valley, and Cardinal once again captured the most nods in the “Green Company” category.

“This award is truly an honor because it is bestowed on us by our own employees,” said Tony de Vos, president and CEO of Cardinal Laboratories, which markets its products under a variety of brands, including Pet Botanics, Crazy Pet, Furrever Devoted, Remedy + Recovery and Viva La Dog Spa.   “To be voted ‘Best Green Company To Work For’ two years in a row shows we are doing a good job taking care of our people and creating a fun and happy workplace environment,” de Vos added. “This is something we are very proud of because our employees are like family to us – most have been here over 20 years.”

Another thing Cardinal takes great pride in is reflected in the “Green” part of the award. The company, which makes pet food, treats, shampoos and health products, has as its stated mission “to be planet-friendly while providing eco-friendly pet products that improve life for people and their pets.” In 2009, Cardinal took a major step toward achieving this goal, when it switched to 100% solar power in its Azusa manufacturing and warehouse facilities. The company also implemented other eco-friendly measures, including installing more energy efficient equipment and adding sensors to turn lights on and off automatically when rooms are occupied and vacated. These steps earned Cardinal the reputation of being a pioneer in green manufacturing in the pet industry.

As a result of being off the power grid, Cardinal also realized a big savings in electricity costs, which allowed the company to install air conditioning in its factory and distribution center – also powered by the sun!   Having an air-conditioned factory is unusual in California so it “makes it a more comfortable environment for our employees,” noted de Vos, “and I think that’s one of the things they appreciate.”

At the end of the day, it’s having pride in your company and what it contributes to society that gets the most credit for capturing the Winning Workplaces award two years in a row, believes Barbara Denzer, the company’s vice president of marketing. “Our company is ‘Devoted to Pets, People & the Planet,’ and it’s rewarding to know that the owner carries this out in our workplace and supports us and challenges us to live up to it too.”

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