ARAMARK internship program promotes sustainability
PHILADELPHIA — The 2012 ARAMARK Environmental Sustainability Internship Program has a dual purpose: Supporting a sustainable planet, while also providing job training to its interns, according to Just Means.
In partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), ARAMARK hires young professionals keen on making a career that has a social and environmental impact, the article stated.
According to the article, the 2012 internship program will provide 17 young people with hands-on job experience as they execute environmental solutions for the company's clients, which include universities, schools, businesses and others located across the U.S. and the U.K.
"Sustainability is not just good for the environment, (but) it's also good for business and essential to our future. The fact that many of the first-year ARAMARK interns have already been hired into full-time jobs with the company and other corporations is indicative of the program's genuine value and the important need these interns are fulfilling," said Jamie Patten, senior vice president of marketing for the SCA.
A number of sustainability initiatives are implemented with the help of ARAMARK interns, which include reducing energy use at the company's client locations, minimizing the use of bottled water and minimizing and composting food waste, the article noted.
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