Orange and Gold makes for some serious Green


Turf maintenance equipment giant Jacobsen has agreed to a global partnership with the Golf Environment Organization.
David Withers and Jonathan Smith seal the deal 
The new arrangement will see the two organizations, which have been allied in Europe for some time, broaden their collaboration to promote awareness, understanding and solutions in the Americas and Asia as well as Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Back in March of 2010 the RJ National, Jacobsen's three-hole golf course located at their European headquarters on the outskirts of Ipswich, was by GEO. 
Based on a long-standing relationship with Ransomes Jacobsen, Jacobsen’s UK subsidiary that has supported GEO’s pioneering work to help the industry embrace the environmental opportunities and challenges in sector, the new worldwide Jacobsen agreement will strengthen efforts and results.

GEO is a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainability in golf; building awareness, developing and administering golf’s ecolabel, GEO Certified, and delivering programs to help clubs and developments achieve the distinction.

GEO chief executive Jonathan Smith said: “GEO is privileged to have such a dedicated partner, committed to continued investment in the things that make sustainability more accessible and productive to golf businesses. Jacobsen has supported GEO from the very start and has made a significant difference in the development, delivery, and awareness of the solutions we provide for the golf community".

David Withers, president of Jacobsen, said: “Jacobsen is a global company and GEO has global relevance and solutions, with programs accessible worldwide in a growing number of languages and a high quality, credible and increasingly recognized international ecolabel for golf. Expanding our partnership to encompass all of the Jacobsen business units around the globe makes good sense, further aligns our outlook and will multiply many new positive outcomes.

“For the environment and the long-term strength of the industry, we want to help create more sustainable approaches, through our own product development and green initiatives and support for other credible, dynamic organizations. We are very proud to endorse and support the work GEO does to give people the motivation, guidance and solutions to take more and better action.”