BEVERLY, Mass., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACLS), a leading supplier of enabling ion implantation solutions for the semiconductor industry, is being recognized with a Leader Award, for the fifth consecutive year, for Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO). The annual Mass ECO Awards honor Massachusetts employers and their efforts to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging employees to utilize green transportation options like walking, cycling, carpools and mass transit. The awards ceremony takes place today at Fenway Park in Boston, MA.
Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Steve Roberge commented, "Axcelis is honored to be recognized for this achievement for the fifth year in a row. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint, to ensure a clean and healthy environment for our employees and the community. We provide a variety of sustainable commuting alternatives for our employees, and are proud of the many employees that take advantage of the programs to keep us all green." Mr. Roberge is also currently serving as President on the Board of Directors for the Northshore Transportation Management Association (NSTMA), which is actively working to increase the number of employers participating in the association.
Andrea Leary, the executive director of NSTMA, commented, "We'd like to congratulate Axcelis for their Leadership award, and recognize the significant contribution they make to the regions efforts to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging employees to utilize green transportation options. Employers like Axcelis truly make a difference in improving the quality of life on the north shore."
Axcelis actively promotes sustainable transportation benefits to help reduce single occupancy vehicle trips, including bicycling and numerous commuting services. The company offers employees covered bicycle parking facilities, showers and locker rooms, discounts on biking gear, training in bicycle safety and maintenance, an onsite cafeteria and participation in Bike to Work Week and the MA Clean Air Challenge. Axcelis is also a member of the North Shore Transportation Management Association, allowing employees access to a variety of commuter services and incentives including personalized research, Ridematching, Green to Work incentive program, Guaranteed Ride Home Program, and reduced ZipCar membership fees.
Axcelis (Nasdaq: ACLS), headquartered in Beverly, Mass., has been providing innovative, high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry for over 35 years. Axcelis is dedicated to developing enabling process applications through the design, manufacture and complete life cycle support of ion implantation systems, one of the most critical and enabling steps in the IC manufacturing process. Learn more about Axcelis at www.axcelis.com.
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