2012 Ambassador Winner

Riboldi S.A. - Argentina

An Argentinean enterprise dedicated to the buying and selling of building materials and agricultural consumables such as seeds and fertilizer, Riboldi S.A. is being honored as an Environmental Respect Awards country ambassador for 2012. The company serves the wholesale market within a 185-mile radius of its expansive home base in the province of Santa Fe. Founded 35 years ago, Riboldi is known for its honesty and efficiency in the marketplace.

Utilizing its logistics and know-how in the region, Riboldi has set its sights on broadening its selling area and offerings, with products ranging from agrochemicals and fertilizers to construction products including steel wire, flat bar, angle bar and ceramic tiles. It also offers services such as soil sampling to help customers determine nutrient and crop protection needs, and it is able to guide customers' pest management decisions with pest-scouting services. Riboldi provides collection and disposal services for containers and leftover pesticides, and promotes the principles of IPM.

Riboldi is being recognized for its great commitment to the environment and to customer involvement - not an easy accomplishment considering its size and volume (and variety) of products. This is management at its best.