Today, the WMC Foundation recognized Harley-Davidson Motor Company as one of nine recipients of this year’s Business Friend of the Environment Awards (BFOE).
Harley-Davidson received the BFOE award in the Environmental Innovation category for the development and implementation of a new “net forging” manufacturing process. With this new process, the company has been able to significantly reduce the raw materials used in production, reduce product waste and wear on tools, and use less energy.
“Harley-Davidson has been a leader in innovation and sustainability for generations while producing some of the most sought-after products in the world. This award recognizes their clear commitment to producing great products for their customers in a sustainable way that benefits us all,” said Lucas Vebber, WMC Director of Environmental & Energy Policy.
For the 27th year in a row, the WMC Foundation is recognizing companies with the 2016 Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award. This year, a total of nine winners have been chosen for programs that demonstrate an innovative approach to environmental protection, or a level of effort beyond that which is required by regulatory compliance. These success stories reflect the continued commitment of Wisconsin industry to environmental protection.
This year’s award winners represent companies – both large and small – that have made significant improvements in the areas of sustainability, environmental stewardship and environmental innovation. Offering specific examples of successful programs, these winners demonstrate that sound environmental practices are good for Wisconsin’s environment and its economy. They serve as important examples for industry.
The 2016 Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment award winners were selected from a pool of 32 nominees by an independent judging panel that includes an environmental attorney, as well as representatives from industry, the Department of Natural Resources, and the University of Wisconsin.