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DNR Launches New Voluntary Environmental Assessment Program for Businesses


Contact(s): Erika Kluetmeier, Sustainability Advisor, 608-267-0865, Erika.Kluetmeier@wisconsin.gov
October 22, 2019

MADISON, Wis. - The Department of Natural Resources announced the launch of its new Enviro-Check program. Enviro-Check empowers businesses to proactively verify they are meeting environmental requirements through a third-party assessment. This voluntary program also provides limited liability for violations that are reported and corrected.

"The new Enviro-Check program better aligns with the department's approach of providing tools that empower businesses to meet or exceed environmental protection requirements," said DNR Secretary-designee Preston Cole. "This new program speaks to who we are as an organization, and reflects our positive, customer-driven approach to finding ways to improve our state's environment and economy."

Businesses can participate in the Enviro-Check program anytime, but it is especially useful when there are changes at a facility, for example, staff or management turnover, buying or selling a business, new processes or new regulations. An added benefit of Enviro-Check is that it provides a higher level of confidence among lenders, buyers, supply chains and customers that the business is effectively managing their environmental practices.

"We all win when businesses are actively managing their environmental compliance, translating into a safer, healthier environment and more efficient, profitable businesses," Cole said.

Enviro-Check is one of a suite of services the department provides to businesses, assisting them on the path to improving their environmental performance. Small Business Environmental Assistance Program provides free and confidential services to small businesses with questions about environmental requirements and beyond. Green Tier recognizes businesses that are going beyond minimum requirements to continuously improve their environmental footprint while maximizing their productivity and profits.

Last Revised: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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