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Nine Companies Win Business Friend of the Environment Award 2018

Sustainability, Innovation and Stewardship Honored

MADISON – For the 29th year in a row, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) has recognized companies with the Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award. This year, companies were chosen for programs that demonstrate an innovative approach to environmental protection and going above and beyond what is required by regulatory compliance.

On Monday, August 6 at WMC’s Policy Day, nine companies were recognized for winning a Business Friend of the Environment Award. These success stories reflect the continued commitment of Wisconsin’s business community to environmental protection.

“Wisconsin businesses are leading the way on environmental protection – not because of excessive government regulations, but because it is good for business,” said Lucas Vebber, WMC General Counsel and Director of Environmental & Energy Policy. “These companies have shown that Wisconsin’s business community is committed to sustainability efforts and the future of our state.”

This year’s award winners represent companies in each category size, ranging from small to large, which have made significant improvements in the areas of sustainability, environmental stewardship and environmental innovation. Each of the winners demonstrate that sound environmental practices are not only good for Wisconsin’s environment and its economy, but they also serve as important examples for industry.

2018 Business Friend of the Environment Award Winners:


Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.
Expera Specialty Solutions


Masters Food Gallery
Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association
Ariens Company


Evinrude BRP U.S. Inc.
Ivec Systems, LLC
Mercury Marine

The 2018 Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment award winners were selected from a pool of 16 nominees by an independent panel of judges representing industry, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, an environmental non-profit, an environmental attorney and an environmental consultant.




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