Earlier this year Chesterfield County, Va.’s Fleet Management Division received an award from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for its commitment to environmental stewardship.
The County’s fleet division earned an award level of E4, the highest achievable, for having aggressive environmental performance goals, engaging the local community, and making progress toward its goals. According to the County, it is the only one in Virginia to hold E4 status.
DEQ also recognized the fleet division for working to mitigate the environmental impact of the products its personnel use and the services they provide. The fleet division received ISO 14001:2004 certification from a third-party certification agency that monitors how the organization manages universal and hazardous waste storage and disposal of batteries, mercury, aerosol cans, paint, oily rags, used oil filters, and contains oil-saturated water.
The County was originally recognized for its ISO certification in 2005.