Matthew 25: Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, has recognized Cintas Corporation with its Green Giving Partner Seal, a program identifying corporate donors that epitomize responsible corporate environmental stewardship. These corporations work with Matthew 25: Ministries to rescue, recycle, reuse and repurpose millions of pounds of excess products, diverting this material from the landfill, protecting our environment and helping millions of people throughout the U.S. and worldwide each year. Cintas has donated more than 12,900,000 pounds of products to Matthew 25: Ministries to date, including 40 pallets totaling 18,815 pounds in April 2012.

“Cintas is an extraordinary example of corporate citizenship,” said Reverend Wendell Mettey, Matthew 25: Ministries President and Founder. “Every Cintas partner supports this culture of service and responsibility. Their generosity has helped us touch the lives of 15,000,000 million people worldwide.”

Commercial and industrial waste comprises a significant portion of solid waste. American industrial facilities generate and dispose of approximately 7.6 billion tons of industrial solid waste each year, according to the EPA. Reducing, reusing, recycling and repurposing excess products can have an enormous impact on our environment. Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 12 million pounds of corporate excess products a year.  

These products are evaluated, categorized and processed at Matthew 25: Ministries’ 132,000 square foot facility in Cincinnati and are then redistributed to partner organizations throughout the US and internationally. Responsibly recycled products from corporate donors like Cintas impact the lives of more than 14 million people each year.

Matthew 25: Ministries has developed the Green Giving Guidelines as a way of acknowledging these product donors for their exceptional level of corporate responsibility. Corporate donors like Cintas that meet the standards of the Green Giving Guidelines receive a display certificate and permission to display the Green Giving Seal.  

“Working with trusted organizations like Matthew 25: Ministries enables Cintas to reach others in need, which is an important part of our corporate culture” said Scott Farmer, CEO, Cintas Corporation. “It’s even more rewarding knowing we are furthering our sustainability goals in the process, and making an even bigger impact on the communities we serve.”

The Green Giving Guidelines are designed to promote corporate environmental responsibility, values and attitudes; acknowledge participating corporations’ willingness to act responsibly and applaud the enormous impact their actions have on the environment and on people in need.