Arpin International Group Wins LACMA Corporate Social Responsibility AwardJune 14, 2017
Arpin International Group has won the 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Award, presented by the Latin and Caribbean Movers Association (LACMA), for its commitment to the environment and the global community it serves. Mark Dearborn, vice president of corporate accounts, accepted the award from LACMA Immediate Past President Walter Laffitte on behalf of Arpin International Group.
Dearborn recently joined about 40 of his industry peers in Guadalajara, Mexico, to take part in a community service project where he helped build five houses for the homeless in the two days before the LACMA Conference in Puerto Vallarta. The Techo program is a social responsibility initiative that runs throughout Latin America. It focuses on building houses for hand-picked communities with the goal of making them sustainable.
Dearborn described his feelings about returning home after the experience: “I came home after LACMA with a completely different perspective and have tried to pass that message along to friends, family and co-workers. We take things for granted and especially in the United States. Techo has reminded me of that and my message to everyone is that life is good for us, love life every day and do not worry about the small things. It can always be worse.”
Arpin Group seeks to positively transform the moving industry through its green initiatives. Understanding that the world’s natural resources are limited and fragile, the company considers environmental protection and sustainability to be consistent with its overall goals and values and an important consideration in its operations.
The Arpin Charitable Fund, also known as Arpin Strong, was formed to help those in need during natural disasters, or when unfortunate circumstances arise, by participating in community-based volunteer projects and fundraising events. Arpin Strong announced in its 2016 year-end report that it has raised over $80,000 and donated to 37 charitable organizations. Since its founding, Arpin Strong has raised over $234,000 for the community.
A full list of Arpin’s sustainability and corporate social responsibilities initiatives may be found at https://www.arpingroup.com/about/sustainability.
About Arpin International Group:
Arpin International Group is an award-winning full-service moving and storage company specializing in corporate, government and military customers. With offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East, the company provides a seamless moving experience and the highest quality of care to its customers around the world. Arpin International Group is the global arm of Arpin Group. Its sister companies include Arpin Van Lines, Creative Storage Solutions, Arpin Associates, Arpin Renewable Energy and Arpin Broadcast Network. Arpin International Group is a member of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, the International Movers Association (IAM), and is accredited by International Federation of International Furniture Removers (FIDI). For more information, visit ArpinIntl.com.