ECUA Presents Publix Super Markets "Protector of the Environment" Award

Local Stores Recognized for Safe Operational and Clean Environment Practices

On Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) presented the “Protector of the Environment” (POE) Award to Publix Super Markets located in the Pensacola area.

Founded in 1930, Publix Super Markets is the largest and fastest-growing employee-owned supermarket chain in the United States. Publix excels in community involvement, volunteerism and a commitment to diversity, which has contributed to their success in being a great place to work and shop.

The POE award is a one of-a-kind initiative, which rewards local businesses and food service establishments (FSEs) that promote a positive safe working and clean environment through the ECUA’s Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) and Backflow Programs.

Dwaine Stevens, media and community relations manager Publix Super Markets Jacksonville Division said, “We are honored by this wonderful recognition. As a reputable community partner, Publix Super Markets strives in excellence for food safety and exemplary sustainable practices.”

Accepting the award, Ms. Jackie Gouge, Publix district manager/central region/Jacksonville division and presented by Gabe Brown, ECUA Customer/FOG Service Manager.
The POE Award recognizes organizations that train their employees on “best management practices,” participate in scheduled 90-day cleanliness inspections, have no FOG or  Backflow violations,  and no warnings within a one year period.

Photo Credit Left to Right:
Gabe Brown, ECUA Customer FOG Service Manager, Patrick Lasell, Publix Store Manager, Bernie Schultz, Publix Store Manager, Jackie Gouge, Publix District Manager-Central Region/Jacksonville Division, William Gouge, Publix Store Manager, James Wells, Publix Assistant Store Manager, John Falduti, Publix Assistant Store Manager