MADISON – Twenty-two Wisconsin companies have been nominated for the prestigious Business Friend of the Environment Awards, honoring leadership in pollution prevention, environmental innovation, and stewardship.
The 2011 Business Friend of the Environment Awards are presented by the Wisconsin Environmental Working Group® (WEWG), an affiliate of WMC.
“Wisconsin businesses are committed to protecting the environment,” said Scott Manley, director of the Wisconsin Environmental Working Group®. “This awards program honors the best environmental practices in Wisconsin, and shares the story of employers that go beyond regulatory compliance to become environmentally conscious Wisconsin companies.”
Nine awards, based on company size, will be presented to businesses for their commitment and improvements in the areas of pollution prevention, innovative technology, and environmental stewardship.
Winners will be announced and honored during the 22nd Annual Environmental Policy and Awards Conference on May 12, at the Country Springs Conference Center in Waukesha.
The conference will feature an in-depth discussion of the leading environmental regulatory issues facing Wisconsin businesses. Presentation topics include: Wisconsin Environmental Policy Update; Water Regulation Update; Climate Change Policy Developments; State Air Regulations; New Regulatory Reform Measures; and Federal Regulatory Perspective.
A luncheon keynote will feature DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp, who will explain the DNR’s new approach to customer service, including how the agency will seek to work as a partner with businesses while maintaining strong environmental protections.
An independent panel of judges representing industry, an environmental group, the Department of Natural Resources, and academia select the Business Friend of the Environment winners.
2011 Business Friend of the Environment Nominees
Prairie du Chien
Applied Ecological Services, Inc.
Bell Laboratories, Inc.
Briess Industries, Inc.
Briggs & Stratton Corporation
City of Beloit
Coating Excellence International LLC
Didion Milling, Inc.
Eden Stone Company/Valders Stone & Marble
Fox River Fiber Co.
Green Bay Packaging Inc.
Integrys Energy Group, Inc.
Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
Schoeneck Containers, Inc.
The Johnson Foundation, Inc.
WS Packaging Group, Inc.
Click here for more information on the Wisconsin Environmental Working Group’s Policy and Awards Conference, and to register.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Scott Manley, (608) 258-3400