Business Friend of the Environment Awards

About the Award

The Business Friend of the Environment award highlights what Wisconsin companies are doing in the areas of sustainability, innovative technology and environmental stewardship. The goal of this awards program is to demonstrate to state policymakers, businesses and the public that sound environmental practices are good for Wisconsin and its business environment.

The awards are available to private industry companies headquartered or with significant operations in Wisconsin. The awards are given annually to companies that demonstrate environmental leadership. Companies are encouraged to self-nominate. While government entities are not eligible for the awards, they are encouraged to nominate businesses.

The awards focus on the following three areas:

  • Sustainability
  • Use of Innovative Technology
  • Environmental Stewardship

Three winners are selected in each of these three categories. In each category, an award is given to a small, medium and large business.

These awards are publicized statewide and locally.

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Sustainability

Demonstrate practices, processes, and projects that reduce or minimize pollution and/or contribute to the long term economic, social, and environmental well-being of your business and community.

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Environmental Innovation

Demonstrate the creative use of technology or process to improve the environment.

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Environmental Stewardship

Demonstrate
a level of effort that goes beyond that which
is required by regulation and which indicates
a cooperative approach toward improving
the environment. Include any community or
education outreach programs in which your
company is involved

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Application Details

Nominations for the 2022 Business Friend of the Environment are now closed and winners have been announced.

Check back in Spring 2023 for more details.

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Craig Summerfield

Questions about the award?

Contact Craig Summerfield, WMC Director of Environmental & Energy Policy, with any questions, (608) 258-3400.

Business Friend of the Environment

32nd Annual Award Winners

The 2022 Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment award winners were selected by an independent panel of judges who represent the business community and environmentalists.

This year’s award winners represent companies in each category size, ranging from small to large, that have made significant improvements in the areas of sustainability, innovative technology and environmental stewardship. The goal of this awards program is to demonstrate to state policymakers, businesses and the public that employers are committed to practices that both grow their business and protect the environment.

Sustainability

Huebsch Services
Eau Claire
(Small Category)

Outlook Group
Neenah
(Medium Category)

Mercury Marine
Fond du Lac
(Large Category)

Environmental Innovation

Paper Machinery Corp.
Milwaukee
(Small Category)

Universal Recycling Technologies
Janesville
(Medium Category)

Waupaca Foundry
Waupaca
(Large Category)

Environmental Stewardship

Diamond Assets
Milton
(Small Category)

Milk Source, LLC
Kaukauna
(Medium Category)

Faith Technologies Incorporated
Menasha
(Large Category)