Compass Group at British Columbia Institute of Technology Receives EcoLogo
Environmental Stewardship Award

TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - Compass Group Canada's Eurest Services team on-site at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has been awarded the EcoLogo Environmental Stewardship Award. This award recognizes organizations for their commitment to environmental protection through green purchasing.

Compass Group Canada responded favourably to BCIT's desire to implement more green initiatives by switching to EcoLogo certified cleaning solutions. Products include hard surface cleaners, floor care products, and personal care products. This decision not only benefits the environment, but also improves the health and safety conditions for numerous employees, occupants, and visitors of buildings serviced by Compass Group Canada.

Lise Beutel, a Consultant with TerraChoice Group and the EcoLogo Program congratulated Compass Group at BCIT for taking the lead in the janitorial and sanitation industry by purchasing more environmentally preferable cleaning products and for setting such high "green" standards for their service providers. "It is very encouraging when a company chooses EcoLogo-certified products over traditional cleaning chemicals because it represents a commitment to the health of workers, building occupants and the environment," Beutel said.

Jack C. MacDonald, CEO, Compass Group Canada and ESS North America and Michael Masse, President, Eurest were on hand to receive the award.

"We are honoured to be recognized with this award," said Michael Masse, President, Eurest. As the country's leading foodservice and support services company, providing high-quality products and services to our customers is what Compass does best. We are committed to a sustainable future by integrating sustainable practices, policies and programs into our culture," said Masse.

About Eurest Services

A Compass Group Canada company, Eurest Services provides a broad range of food and facility support services in single, bundled, or integrated service delivery platforms. Areas of expertise include facilities management, food service, building operations & maintenance, business & office services, customer service centre, janitorial services, logistics & transportation, security services, project management, and outdoor services. Visit: www.compass-canada.com.

About Compass Group Canada

Compass Group Canada is the country's leading foodservice and support services company, with revenues of $1.25 billion in 2009. Operating sectors include Eurest, Eurest Services, The Hurley Group, Chartwells, Morrison, Crothall, ESS, Canteen, Compass Leisure & Entertainment, Levy Restaurants, and Restaurant Associates. Compass Group Canada has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2009 and 2010. With 386,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of (pnds stlg)13.4 billion ($22.9 CAD) in the year to September 30, 2009.

Visit: www.compass-canada.com

About EcoLogo(CM):

EcoLogo is a third-party, multi-attribute eco-labelling program approved by the Global Ecolabelling Network, an international association of eco-labelling programs, as meeting the ISO 14024 standard. Originally formed in 1988 by the Canadian Federal Government, EcoLogo is now one of the most recognizable eco-labels in North America. For more information, visit www.ecologo.org.

SOURCE Compass Group Canada

For further information: For further information: Cindy Harris, Senior Advisor, Communications, Compass Group Canada at (905) 568-4636 x 432, cindy.harris@compass-canada.com

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