The Business Friend of the Environment award highlights what Wisconsin companies are doing in the areas of sustainability, innovative technology and environmental stewardship. The goal of this awards program is to demonstrate to state policymakers, businesses and the public that sound environmental practices are good for Wisconsin and its business environment.

 


Awards Information

Applications for the 30th Annual Awards will be available in late spring 2019. 

The awards are available to private industry companies headquartered or with significant operations in Wisconsin. The awards are given annually to companies that demonstrate environmental leadership. Companies are encouraged to self-nominate. While government entities are not eligible for the awards, they are encouraged to nominate businesses.

The awards will focus on the following three areas:

  • Sustainability
  • Use of Innovative Technology
  • Environmental Stewardship

Three winners will be selected in each of these three categories. In each category, an award will be given to a small, medium and large business.

These awards will be publicized statewide and locally.

The award criteria listed here are meant to be broad in scope, and the judges will determine category:

bfoe house Sustainability
Demonstrate practices, processes and projects that reduce or minimize pollution and/or contribute to the long term economic, social, and environmental well-being of your business and community.
innovation Environmental Innovation
Demonstrate the creative use of technology or process to improve the environment.
Envoronmental stewardship Environmental Stewardship
Demonstrate a level of effort that goes beyond that which is required by regulation and which indicates a cooperative approach toward improving the environment. Include any community or education outreach programs in which your company is involved.

Winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges representing industry, the Department of Natural Resources, an environmental non-profit, an environmental attorney and an environmental consultant.

Projects must have been completed and/or operational in the 2018 calendar year. (Projects need not have been operational for the entire year but must have been completed and/or have shown results during 2018.)


Application Details

The nomination form MUST include a 1-2 page narrative of the applicant’s project description in Microsoft Word format. Along with the narrative, a logo and 2-3 project photos are also required (full color, high resolution of 300 dpi or better, formats: .eps, .tif, .psd, .gif, .jpg).

Nomination forms for the 30th Annual Awards will be available in late spring 2019.

Winners are selected by an independent panel of judges representing industry, the Department of Natural Resources, an environmental non-profit, an environmental attorney and an environmental consultant.

The Business Friend of the Environment Awards will be presented at WMC Policy Day in August 2019 at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center in Madison.

Contact Scott Manley, WMC Senior Vice President of Government Relations, with any questions.

 


Awards Program Information

Contact Scott Manley, WMC Senior Vice President of Government Relations, for information on applying for the Business Friend of the Environment Award, 608.258.3400.


29th Annual Award Winners

Nine Wisconsin Companies Win Business Friend of the Environment Awards (press release)

Sustainability
Briess Malt & Ingredients Co., Chilton
RenewAire, Waunakee
Expera Specialty Solutions, Kaukauna

Environmental Stewardship
Masters Gallery Foods, Plymouth
Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association, Antigo
Ariens Company, Brillion

Environmental Innovation
Evinrude BRP U.S. Inc., Sturtevant
Ivec Systems, LLC, Muskego
Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac



Previous Winners

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012