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Business Friend of the Environment Awards

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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 and the public that businesses are leading in sound environmental practices.

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

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 34th Annual Business Friend of the Environment Awards, presented by WM. 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. Self-nominations are encouraged. Governmental entities are not eligible for the awards, but may nominate businesses.

Nominations are due June 24, 2024.

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Nominations can also be submitted via e-mail to csummerfield@wmc.org. Please remember to include all required materials, including the nomination form, 1-2 page project description, 2-3 project photos, and company logo.

Craig Summerfield

Questions about the award?

Contact Craig Summerfield, WMC Director of Environmental & Energy Policy, with any questions, (608) 661-6910.

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33rd Annual Award Winners

The 2023 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, environmental stewardship and environmental innovation. The goal of this awards program is to demonstrate to state policymakers and the public that businesses are committed to practices that both grow their business and protect the environment.

Sustainability

Centriys/CNP
Kenosha
(Small Category)

Outlook Group
Neenah
(Medium Category)

WM
Germantown
(Large Category)

Environmental Stewardship

Dedicated Computing, LLC
Waukesha
(Small Category)

Masters Gallery Foods
Plymouth
(Medium Category)

Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC
Arcadia
(Large Category)

Environmental Innovation

Pellitteri Waste Systems
Madison
(Small Category)

Colbert Packaging
Kenosha
(Medium Category)

Exact Sciences
Madison
(Large Category)