We were thrilled to award Southern Refreshment Services, based in Georgia, our 2017 Sustainability Award for Distribution.

Southern Refreshment Services delivers solutions in office coffee services, micro-markets and pantry services to many of Atlanta’s top corporations, universities, hospitals, and more. By converting to Emerald Brand’s sustainability program, Southern Refreshments saved a total of 152 trees, 3,247 pounds of plastic, and 37,954 gallons of water.

“There has never been a time when consumers and businesses were so united in their desire to protect and enhance the environment.  Southern Refreshment Services is a recognized innovator in their field and they share our vision of what clean, sustainable and environmentally sound products and practices should be,” commented Ralph Bianculli, CEO. “Their commitment to environmental action is evident in every aspect of their business – it’s been a privilege to be part of that.”

Southern Refreshment Services partnered with Emerald Brand to become Atlanta’s #1 provider of eco-friendly paper products for pantry, food-service and micro-market operations. “We were all delighted to be recognized for our sustainability initiatives and our commitment to protecting the environment. Working with Emerald has allowed us to deliver truly sustainable products that not only protect the environment, but enhance the wellbeing of the customers we serve,” said David Carroll, VP of OCS Operations at Southern Refreshment Services.

Southern Refreshment Services maintains a strict recycling program in its warehouse and is constantly upgrading the efficiency of the vehicles in its fleet. All of its machines are Energy Star rated, and all vending machines use LED lighting.

About Southern Refreshment Services:

Southern Refreshment is a privately-held company founded in 1979, the founders built a thriving business with a focus on providing high-quality products with exceptional service.  In 2001, we acquired partnership with Compass, which provides us with national recognition and global purchasing power as a member of the Canteen Franchise Group. Southern Refreshment Services is an award-winning company that values strong relationships with our business partners, employees, and customers.  Our sister company, Vend Food Services, provides services that mirrors Southern Refreshment Services and additionally operates on-site business dining and catering services throughout Northeast Georgia.

Southern Refreshment Services, Tucker, GA www.refreshthesouth.com

Vend Food Services, Athens, GA www.vendfoodservices.com