Acuity Brands Manufacturing Facility Achieves Zero Landfill Certification

Oct. 7, 2013
Date Announced: 07 Oct 2013 ATLANTA – October 7, 2013 – The Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) Carlisle, Penn. manufacturing and distribution center has achieved zero landfill status, as certified by Link International, a California-based full-service waste and recyclable commodities company. This is the second Acuity Brands manufacturing and distribution site to operate as a zero landfill plant. Waste generated by the Carlisle plant is now recycled or composted.“We are thrilled to implement the zero landfill process at a second site within our plant facilities network,” said Derek Nelson, Vice President, Northeast Operations at Acuity Brands Lighting. “As a manufacturer of products that help reduce energy waste, it is important to us to be sustainably responsible at our own facilities, and be at the forefront of the environmental movement.” Zero landfill is the practice of completely eliminating industrial wastes through recycling, avoiding the use of landfills for waste disposal. Zero landfill plants in the Acuity Brands network now include operations in Los Angeles, Calif. and Carlisle, Penn. Current zero landfill attributes include:• Trash compactor conversion• Scrap metal collection• Plastic and cardboard balers• Scrap wood collection/broke pallet rebuild program• Signage and containers for easy separation• No trash collectionAchieving zero landfill status at Acuity Brands facilities is part of its overall sustainability commitment to reduce harmful impacts on the environment. The Carlisle, Penn. facility allocates a portion of its monthly savings attributed to recycling to benefit the local Carlisle community. It recently donated 40 U.S. flags to community spaces including fire houses, police stations, schools and recreational facilities. For more information about Acuity Brands, please visit Acuity BrandsAcuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. With fiscal year 2012 net sales of over $1.9 billion, Acuity Brands employs approximately 6,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The company's lighting solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Gotham®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, Winona®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps™, Tersen®, Sunoptics®, Sensor Switch®, Lighting Control & Design™, Synergy® Lighting Controls, Pathway Connectivity™, Dark to Light®, ROAM®, RELOC® Wiring Solutions, Acculamp® and eldoLED®. About Link International Link International Inc. is a full-service waste and recycling solutions company headquartered in Temecula, California. Over the last 10 years, we have focused on being an environmentally conscious company by providing turnkey, nationwide corporate waste and recycling services for commercial and industrial clients. We're passionate about helping businesses become environmentally friendly with zero waste.# # #

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