Kia Canada partners with Automotive Recyclers of Canada to support environmental sustainability with new $1 million commitment

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - Kia Canada and Automotive Recyclers
Canada today announced their partnership to encourage drivers to recycle their
older vehicles for more efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles.
Through this partnership, Kia Canada will proactively support environmental
sustainability by committing $1 million to galvanize Sephia owners, between
the model years 1997 and 2001, to "recycle their ride" over the next six
    "Kia Canada is proud to establish this partnership with Automotive
Recyclers Canada as part of Kia Canada's commitment to corporate social
responsibility," said Maria Soklis, COO and Vice-President at Kia Canada.
"This partnership offers us an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to
advance the cause of environmental sustainability, one of the core goals of
Kia Canada's "Moving the World Together Initiative."
    "We are pleased to work with Kia Canada to ensure that these vehicles are
properly retired and recycled," said Steve Fletcher, Managing Director of the
Automotive Recyclers of Canada.
    Kia Canada's "Moving the World Together" Corporate Social Responsibility
Initiative is comprised of four mobility themed programs: Environmental
Movement - supplying vehicles that encourage environmental sustainability;
Safety Movement - providing vehicles and programs that ensure safer mobility;
Youth movement - enabling marginalized youth to lead more fulfilling and
enriched lives; and Community Movement - supplying vehicles and services that
enable community service and volunteering opportunities for KCI employees.

    Kia Canada Inc. ( - is a subsidiary of Kia Motors
Corporation (KMC) in Korea. Founded in Canada in 1999, Kia Canada Inc. sells
and services high quality class leading vehicles like the Soul and Forte
through a network of 155 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 134
people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices
across Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Kia Canada Inc. Media Contact: Shelley Tavener,
Public Relations Manager, Tel: (905) 755-6351, E-mail:

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