Pest Control Company Donates to Multiple Charities Across World
Press Release – PROVO, UTAH — December 4, 2018 — Giving back has always been a priority for Aptive Environmental—it’s one of the six pillars of its business model. But throughout 2018, the pest control company has gone to new lengths to put its money where its mouth is in corporate social responsibility.
In September, Aptive donated $250,000 to United Nations’ Nothing But Nets campaign, which provides insecticide-treated mosquito nets and other tools to areas of the world afflicted with malaria-carrying mosquitos.
“Our daily commitment to killing pests made this partnership a perfect fit,” said Vess Pearson, CEO of Aptive Environmental. “Our employees, salespeople and customers have all donated to help eradicate these deadly pests.”
In January, Aptive took a trip to South America for some hands-on service. Saminay El-Legado School is located high in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. The students who attend the school live in a small, remote valley with no other options for education. Aptive’s team members helped rebuild the last half-mile of the road leading up to the school that was only made of dirt. In heavy rain, the road would wash out, proving dangerous for children to walk up or vehicles to drive on.
“Education is one of Aptive’s core values. Without a way for these children to go to school and graduate, they would just be resigned to a life of labor. With daily access to education they now have the chance to go to college and create opportunities beyond their village,” said Pearson.
In addition to building the road, Aptive donated 10 computers to the school, for a donation totaling nearly $150,000. The company plans to return to Ecuador this coming January to do further improvements to the school and its facilities. Planned projects include rebuilding a structure on the property and repairing the school’s water reservoir, in addition to developing a new facility to allow students and faculty to make cheese from the milk of their herd of cattle that the school sells to earn funds to keep its doors open.
“We plan on going back to this village annually because by returning to the same place, and continuously adding improvement, we can see tangible results from our efforts,” Pearson said. “We’re helping these kids learn and improve their community by building a small economy there. We’re striving to make a lasting difference in these people’s lives.”
Closer to home, Aptive pledged to plant trees in areas of Utah and California ravaged by wildfire over the summer for every customer who signed up during the month of September. Sales representatives told customers about the promotion, and representatives and customers alike were enthusiastic about participating. Aptive ended up planting more than 5,000 trees in conjunction with the nonprofit organization One Tree Planted.
“We’re always looking for ways to keep the environment at the forefront of what we do, ” said David Royce, Aptive’s chairman. “When you have a few thousand employees who believe in your service and mission, as a team you can really do a lot of good without a single person having to write a big check. A small effort from a lot of people can make a great impact.”
As the year nears its end, Aptive isn’t finished. Last year, the company provided Christmas gifts for 100 families in need throughout the Salt Lake Valley. This year, because of the overwhelming response from employees, Aptive is planning on increasing that number by 50 percent. The bulk of families helped don’t ask for toys or expensive objects—their Christmas lists are largely filled with essentials like shoes, socks, mattresses, towels and toothbrushes.
“We’ve bought coats for kids who have been wearing the only couple shirts they own to school every day because they didn’t have a jacket,” Royce said. “It’s one thing to go to Ecuador and help those people in tremendous need, but it’s also nice to come back home and find needs to be filled in our own backyard.”
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About Aptive Environmental
Aptive Environmental provides environmentally responsible residential and commercial pest services to more than 2,000 cities across North America. Aptive Environmental offers its customers pest treatments to keep homes and properties pest-free fgrom spiders, ants, wasps, cockroaches, fleas, ticks, silverfish, crickets, rodents, scorpions, snails and more. It is a proud member of the EPA’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program. Aptive is also an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and has partnered with the United Nations Foundation “Nothing But Nets” to help stop the spread of Malaria transmitted by mosquito bites.