MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – the combined state chamber and manufacturers’ association – has opened nominations for its annual Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Awards Program. WMC has facilitated the program for over thirty years as a means to demonstrate to state policymakers, businesses and the public that sound environmental practices are good for Wisconsin and its business environment. The organization is launching this year’s program ahead of Earth Day, celebrated on April 22 each year.
“Wisconsin companies representing a wide array of industries work hard to champion our environment,” said WMC Director of Environmental & Energy Policy Craig Summerfield. “This program gives us a great opportunity to highlight companies that go above and beyond to preserve the environment for future generations.”
Private industry companies that demonstrate sound environmental leadership headquartered or with significant operations in Wisconsin are encouraged to apply. Awards are given based on company size in three categories: sustainability, use of innovative technology, and environmental stewardship.
The Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment award winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges who represent the business community and environmental organizations. Applications are due on May 22, 2023.
To learn more about the program or to nominate a company for the Business Friend of the Environment Award visit: www.wmc.org/bfoe.