Nine Companies Win Business Friend of Environment

Sustainability, Innovation and Stewardship Honored

Madison – For the 27th year in a row, the WMC Foundation has recognized companies with the 2016 Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award. This year, a total of nine winners were 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.

“Wisconsin businesses understand how important the environment is to our state, and we are fortunate to have so many companies willing to lead the way in environmental innovation and stewardship,” said Lucas Vebber, WMC Director of Environmental and Energy Policy. “These companies have shown that sustainability efforts are not only good for the environment, but are good for business too.”

SUSTAINABILITY
Felss Rotaform LLC, New Berlin (small)
InPro, Muskego (medium)
Menard, Inc., Eau Claire (large)

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
Precision Machine, Inc. Algoma (small)
Eden Stone Company, Inc., Eden (medium)
UW Health, Madison (large)

ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION
Fox River Fiber, De Pere (small)
Empire Screen Printing, Inc., Onalaska (medium)
Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Menomonee Falls (large)

Click here to view the complete company profiles.

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.

Related Material:
2016 Business Friend of the Environment Winner Profiles

For Further Information Contact:
Lucas Vebber, (608) 258-3400

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