Wisconsin Environmental Working Group: Twenty-two companies nominated for environment awards


Scott Manley, (608) 258-3400

Employers Provide Leadership on Environmental Stewardship

MADISON – Twenty-two Wisconsin companies have been nominated for the prestigious Business Friend of the Environment Awards, honoring leadership in pollution prevention, environmental innovation, and stewardship.

The 2011 Business Friend of the Environment Awards are presented by the Wisconsin Environmental Working Group® (WEWG), an affiliate of WMC.

“Wisconsin businesses are committed to protecting the environment,” said Scott Manley, director of the Wisconsin Environmental Working Group®. “This awards program honors the best environmental practices in Wisconsin, and shares the story of employers that go beyond regulatory compliance to become environmentally conscious Wisconsin companies.”

Nine awards, based on company size, will be presented to businesses for their commitment and improvements in the areas of pollution prevention, innovative technology, and environmental stewardship.

Winners will be announced and honored during the 22nd Annual Environmental Policy and Awards Conference (http://www.wmc.org/wewg/display.cfm?ID=291) on May 12, at the Country Springs Conference Center in Waukesha.

The conference will feature an in-depth discussion of the leading environmental regulatory issues facing Wisconsin businesses. Presentation topics include: Wisconsin Environmental Policy Update; Water Regulation Update; Climate Change Policy Developments; State Air Regulations; New Regulatory Reform Measures; and Federal Regulatory Perspective.

A luncheon keynote will feature DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp, who will explain the DNR’s new approach to customer service, including how the agency will seek to work as a partner with businesses while maintaining strong environmental protections.

An independent panel of judges representing industry, an environmental group, the Department of Natural Resources, and academia select the Business Friend of the Environment winners.

2011 Business Friend of the Environment Nominees

Company and City

3M Company, Prairie du Chien

Applied Ecological Services, Inc., Brodhead

Bell Laboratories, Inc., Madison

Briess Industries, Inc., Chilton

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Milwaukee

City of Beloit, Beloit

Coating Excellence International LLC, Wrightstown

Didion Milling, Inc., Johnson Creek

Diversey, Inc., Sturtevant

Eden Stone Company/Valders Stone & Marble, Eden

Fox River Fiber Co., De Pere

Frito-Lay, Inc., Beloit

Green Bay Packaging Inc., Green Bay

Integrys Energy Group, Inc., Green Bay

Loparex, Hammond

Menasha Corporation, Neenah

Orion Energy Systems, Inc., Manitowoc

Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee

Schoeneck Containers, Inc., New Berlin

The Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine

WE Energies, Milwaukee

WS Packaging Group, Inc., Algoma

Click here (http://www.wmc.org/wewg/display.cfm?ID=291) for more information on the Wisconsin Environmental Working Group’s Policy and Awards Conference, and to register.