MGE receives Green Master designation for sixth consecutive year.
In 2019, MGE attained the highest level of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council's (WSBC) Green Masters Program. This statewide sustainability program evaluates more than 125 participating Wisconsin companies on their sustainable actions in nine areas. Based on this evaluation, companies are placed in one of three categories, with the top 20% achieving the highest-ranking category—the Green Master distinction. MGE was the first utility in Wisconsin to be recognized as a Green Master in 2014 and one of 27 companies that met the requirements for Green Master designation in 2019.
Participating in programs like Green Masters provides an annual assessment to keep MGE focused on continuous improvement. Sustainability is a core focus throughout the company. MGE’s Sustainability Steering Team acts as a sounding board for our Green Team Leaders (department representatives throughout the organization) and helps direct new and ongoing activities supporting sustainability initiatives at MGE. Learn more about our environmental and sustainability efforts in our annual report.
Achieving Green Masters status
The Green Masters Program is an objective, points-based recognition program that enables Wisconsin companies to join like-minded businesses that are committed to sustainability. The voluntary program recognizes sustainability leaders and encourages continuous improvement.
Companies submit information on the steps they have taken to use less energy, cut waste and become generally more sustainable in their operations and supply chain. Based on their performance in these areas, companies are then placed in one of three program categories with Green Master being the highest level.
Participating in the Green Masters Program is important to MGE. Green Masters:
- Identifies how MGE compares to other high-performing companies in the state.
- Suggests areas for improvement. This provides direction for sustainability goal-setting.
- Encourages continuous improvement. Continuing to participate in Green Masters requires an ongoing commitment to improving our environmental performance.
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