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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 will focus on the following three areas:

  • Sustainability
  • Use of Innovative Technology
  • Environmental Stewardship

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

These awards will be publicized statewide and locally.

All applications are due by June 27, 2022. 

*Nominations can also be e-mailed directly to csummerfield@wmc.org. Please include attach all required application materials, including the application form, 1-2 page narrative of the project description, company logo, and 2-3 project photos.*

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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

The nomination form MUST include a 1-2 page narrative of the applicant’s project description in Microsoft Word format. Along with the narrative, a logo and 2-3 project photos are also required (full color, high resolution of 300 dpi or better, formats: .eps, .tif, .psd, .gif, .jpg).

Winners are selected by an independent panel of judges representing industry, the Department of Natural Resources, an environmental non-profit, an environmental attorney and an environmental consultant.

All applications are due by June 27, 2022. 

Download application here. 

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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

31st Annual Award Winners

Winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges representing industry, the Department of Natural Resources, an environmental non-profit, an environmental attorney and an environmental consultant.

Projects must have been completed and/or operational in the 2020 calendar year. (Projects need not have been operational for the entire year but must have been completed and/or have shown results during 2020.)

Sustainability

Miltrim Farms, Inc., Athens
(Small Category)

The Boldt Company, Appleton (Medium Category)

Kwik Trip, La Crosse
(Large Category)

Environmental Stewardship

IVEC Systems, LLC, New Berlin (Small Category)

Charter Steel, Saukville
(Medium Category)

Amcor Flexibles North America, Oshkosh
(Large Category)

Environmental Innovation

Chiropractic & Wellness on Pewaukee Lake, Inc., Pewaukee (Small Category)

Ariens Company, Brillion
(Medium Category)

Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC Arcadia
(Large Category)