Honored for Use of Eco-Friendly File Transfer
Palo Alto, California – May 19, 2009 — Accellion, Inc. (www.accellion.co.uk) today announced the 2009 Accellion Green Award winners; Vermeer Corporation is the winner of the Accellion Green Enterprise Award and the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is the Accellion Green Small Business Award winner. The Accellion Green Awards recognize organizations for their leadership in helping the environment by choosing to send information digitally rather than relying on overnight delivery or courier services.
“This year’s winners demonstrate that regardless of size, significant contributions can be achieved when choosing to deploy an eco-friendly digital delivery solution like Accellion Secure File Transfer,” said Yorgen Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion. “These organizations have proven that the elimination of overnight delivery and courier services as a means to share information offers substantial environmental and financial benefits. From reduced paper usage and carbon emissions, to elimination of delivery/courier costs as well as CDs, thumb drives and packaging materials, the savings add up quickly.”
Vermeer Corporation is a leading manufacturer of agricultural, construction, environmental and industrial equipment. Vermeer chose to deploy Accellion File Transfer as part of its initiative to use electronic communication as a means to reduce packaging and CD/DVD consumption associated with the use of couriers and overnight delivery. The ability to speed collaboration was also a driving factor.
“Accellion Secure File Transfer allows Vermeer to provide excellent customer service while adhering to our philosophy of environmental stewardship,” said Joshua Harrington, network engineer for Vermeer Corporation. “In addition to providing near-instantaneous access to vital information with our dealers, suppliers and partners around the world, the Accellion solution ensures that we are doing our part at Vermeer to help reduce the carbon footprint associated with the traditional means of information delivery.”
The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is the largest Girl Scout Council in Texas serving over 65,000 girls and 17,000 adults from 26 southeast Texas counties. Prior to implementing the Accellion appliance, volunteers and staff members had few options for delivering and sharing information which often consisted of large files and photos. Using the Accellion appliance, information can now be exchanged electronically for fast, easy delivery; eliminating travel cost and postage charges.
“Accellion provides a powerful and intuitive means for staff and volunteers to communicate in a cost effective, timely manner while complementing our sustainability efforts,” Sharon Clarke, CIO of the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. “In addition to serving as an eco-friendly alternative to the traditional pack and ship method, the Accellion appliance has enabled us to reduce the storage space and resources required for our e-mail servers for even greater savings.”
In April 2008, Accellion launched the Accellion Green initiative to highlight and recognize the environmental benefits of sending digital information digitally. All Accellion file transfer solutions are by nature Green, and enable organizations to replace the environmentally wasteful use of overnight couriers to ship time-sensitive information. The Accellion Green Digital Logistics solution enables users to continuously track and monitor the digital delivery of information and the related pounds of CO2 saved. Additional information about Accellion secure file transfer solutions and its Green Initiative can be found at www.accellion.com/green/index.html