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ThyssenKrupp celebrates sustainability at Tennessee Factory's LEED Gold Certification Event

On March 24, ThyssenKrupp Elevator celebrated the company’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

With almost 1,000 distinguished guests, company executives and employees in attendance, the event highlighted the companies continued commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates.

“Today we recognize the great accomplishment of our Americas team,” said ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG CEO, Andreas Schierenbeck. “We see investment in sustainability as an essential component of our future success. By achieving this LEED Gold certification, we are investing in

our employees’ health and safety, in our community and in our partnership with the State of Tennessee.”

The four hour event included factory tours highlighting major achievements of the LEED Gold certification, speeches and a luncheon for the plants’ 750 plus employees.

“ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s long history of excellence in sustainability, paired with a steadfast dedication to employee health and safety, make it a worthy recipient of this prestigious certification,” said Lori Munkeboe, director of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Office of Sustainable Practices. “LEED Gold Certification cements ThyssenKrupp as a leader in Tennessee’s green economy and has set the standard for facilities looking to improve indoor air quality and reduce energy consumption statewide.”