Marstel-Day Receives VA Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Fredericksburg, VA. Marstel-Day has been named a Bronze Medal award winner by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) as part of DEQ’s 2014 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award program. The company was recognized for its multi-year effort to help NSF International and the Federal Government create the first sustainability certification tool applicable to all businesses in the service industry. 

“We’re honored to be recognized as an environmental leader in the Virginia business community”, said Marstel-Day President and CEO Rebecca R. Rubin. “For us, sustainability is a no-brainer: a business practice that benefits the planet.” 

Working in conjunction with industry representatives, government agencies and not-for-profits, Marstel-Day helped to create the Sustainable Service Provider protocol, and subsequently became the first services firm in the United States to achieve certification. Businesses seeking certification must demonstrate achievement across a spectrum of environmental, labor and social criteria. “We hope that our accomplishment can help lead the way for other Virginia businesses wanting to validate the success of their sustainability efforts”, said Rubin. 

NSF Sustainability Certification allows service providers to measure and promote their sustainability performance in a way that is relevant to the purchasers of services, and comparable to other certification-holders within the service industry. 

Marstel-Day is a woman-owned, HUBZone small business concern headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA. Marstel-Day has received recognition for its “green” approach to environmental consulting services and has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of “Fastest-Growing Companies” in the environmental services category for five consecutive years.