The 2016 edition of the annual Environmental Respect Awards is now underway. Now in its 26th year, the program honors ag retailers across the globe that have excelled at their commitment to protecting and safeguarding the environment. Sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection with assistance from Meister Media Worldwide publications CropLife and AgriBusiness Global, this year’s Environmental Respect Awards honored 15 companies from 10 countries for being the best during the recent calendar year when it came to stewardship practices.

Of course, gathering so many different representatives from around the world can present its share of challenges, especially when it comes to introducing one another. Yet, for the past few years, one of the ways the Environmental Respect Awards has accomplished this is through the use of posters. Before the event, each winner has their story told in the pages of a special magazine that mails with both CropLife and AgriBusiness Global. The stories from this edition are printed in poster form and displayed at the opening mixer for the Environmental Respect Awards. Attendees can then learn about their fellow winners by reading these tales and also sign the posters with best wishes and greetings. Once the event is finished, the posters are shipped to the honorees to serve as keepsakes of the event.

“What a great way to learn about everyone else being honored this year,” said Christopher Jimenez, Environmental, Health & Safety Manager for Crop Production Services in Salinas, CA, the recipient of the West Region award for North America, as he signed his best wishes to other winners. “This is certainly a great program to honor ag retailers around the globe and I’m honored to be a part of it for 2016.”

In the days ahead, attendees at the 2016 Environmental Respect Awards event will continue to bond and share their unique stories. And when it’s over, each will not only come away with trophies and plenty of memories, but their own special poster telling the story of how they became one of the chosen few to win an Environmental Respect Award.