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Mike Abt Named a Crain’s 2022 Notable Leader in Sustainability

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We’re excited to announce that Crain’s Chicago Business has named co-president Mike Abt a 2022 Notable Leader in Sustainability. The publication notes that these leaders devote considerable resources to environmental efforts and “lead their organizations’ efforts to keep climate change in check.” Crain’s Chicago Business highlighted Mike’s groundbreaking sustainability efforts at Abt, writing:

“Mike Abt oversees all financial decisions and sustainability efforts at Abt Electronics. In 2020, he facilitated the expansion of its recycling center, which is open for public use and enables his company to recycle over 95% of its own waste. In 2021, he initiated the installation of solar panels on its warehouse and led green initiatives that saved 2.2 million pounds of cardboard and paper from going to local dumps, and more than 350,000 pounds of plastic foam, 13 million pounds of appliances and 1.4 million pounds of electronics from going to landfills. Abt fuels delivery trucks and equipment with biodiesel and collects rainwater for irrigation.”

Mike has strived to set Abt apart from the competition with our efforts to protect our planet. As a company, a small environmental footprint is one of our biggest priorities. You can visit our website for more information about our green initiatives. There, you can see what we accept at our Recycling Center. In addition to the efforts named above, we also offer ways our customers can use less energy and protect the planet. For example, unplug electronics when you’re not home. Switch to rechargeable batteries if possible. Check out how you can help us take care of Earth. It’s surprisingly easy!

Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Leaders 2022

Additionally, Crain’s Chicago Business subscribers can read the other profiles on their website. We are so proud of Mike for his continued hard work and grateful to have him as one of Abt’s presidents. His efforts have made Abt an eco-friendly leader. Congratulations, Mike!

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