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Thule Group awarded the 2017 Aquarion Environmental Champion Award for Businesses in Connecticut

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Seymour, Connecticut, USA, June 26, 2017

Thule Group, world leader in products for the active life, has been honored for its environmental stewardship at the seventh annual event held at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Aquarion Water Co., the public water company for 51 communities throughout the state of Connecticut, awarded five recipients with the Aquarion Environmental Champion Award. The awards were presented at a ceremony held at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Connecticut, for the categories of Business, Non-Profit Organization, Adult (2 total), and Student (Grade 9-12).

Through large-scale sustainability projects, employee driven initiatives, and support from local suppliers and vendors over the past four years, Thule Group has been able to make significant improvements and build a business environment that exceeds current environmental regulations in the state.

Since 2012, Thule Group has placed a major focus on sustainability and environmentally conscious business decisions at each of our facilities and offices throughout the world. At the Seymour, Connecticut operations, manufacturing, and warehouse facility, water and energy consumption, as well as waste recycling have been particular focus areas over the past four years. In that time, the facility has reduced water consumption by 32%, reached 93% of electricity consumption from renewable sources (including solar panels on the facility’s rooftop), and has reached 97% of generated waste being recycled.

In addition to receiving the Aquarion Environmental Champion Award, Thule Group received a $2,500 grant for an environmental nonprofit project of their choice. In an effort to support the local community, Thule Group will be donating their grant to the Seymour Land Trust, a non-profit land conservation organization based in the company’s hometown of Seymour, Connecticut.

Thule Group would like to recognize not only the support of its employees in accepting this award, but also the support of local suppliers and vendors that contributed to the company’s recent success, including Nature Works (Northford, CT), Albert Brothers (Waterbury, CT), and All American Waste (New Haven, CT).

For more information please contact: Chris Ritchie 1.617.435.2014

About Thule Group

Thule Group is a world leader in products that make it easy to bring along the things you care for – easily, securely and in style – when living an active life. Under the motto Active Life, Simplified. we offer products within Sport&Cargo Carriers (roof racks, roof boxes and carriers for transporting cycling, water and winter equipment by car), Active with Kids (bike trailers, strollers and child bike seats), RV Products (awnings, bike carriers and tents for RVs), Sport&Travel Bags (hiking packs and travel luggage) and Bags for Electronic Devices (computer and camera bags).

Thule Group has approximately 2,200 employees at 8 production facilities and 35 sales offices worldwide. Its products are sold in more than 140 markets and sales in 2016 amounted to SEK 5.6 billion.