UW Health Receives Business Friend of the Environment Award

Madison – Today, the WMC Foundation recognized UW Health as one of nine recipients of this year’s Business Friend of the Environment Awards (BFOE).

Environmental sustainability is part of UW Health’s mission for social responsibility as a mechanism for transforming culture and achieving organizational success to benefit everyone. “Immense progress has been made due primarily to the employees’ desire to create a healthier and environmentally sound UW Health community,” said Lucas Vebber, WMC Director of Environmental & Energy Policy.

Not only have UW Health employees grown to be more efficient, but they have become more engaged and creative. The Green Team program which was started in 2009, is the key ingredient to their sustainability success, and UW Health has made great progress by focusing on building a sustainable culture.

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.

Contact:
Lucas Vebber, 608-661-6910