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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 DNRs 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
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 Groups Policy and Awards Conference, and to register.