Jenni Birkholz, DNR Environmental Business Support Coordinator
April 24, 2020 at 4:50:03 pm
MUSKEGO, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources requests public comments on the proposed Green Tier contract with Inpro Corporation in Muskego, Wisconsin. The contract includes Inpro's six facilities and would advance the company to Tier 2 of the Green Tier program. The DNR welcomes comments from Inpro's customers, neighbors, stakeholders, and others through May 27.
Inpro is a global provider of architectural products for building professionals. The company makes and services products with a commitment to protecting buildings and the well-being of the people who use them. Product categories include door and wall protection, washroom systems, expansion joint systems, privacy systems, elevator protection, architectural signage, and commercial window treatments.
In Tier 2 of the Green Tier program, participants negotiate customized contracts with the DNR and interested stakeholders. These contracts enable significant environmental improvements and can allow for certain types of regulatory flexibility, though Inpro is not requesting any flexibility at this time.
Participants in Tier 2 of Green Tier are recognized for satisfying rigorous eligibility requirements. Applicants must have an environmental management system (EMS), a plan-do-check-act tool that helps a company understand its environmental impacts, already in place at the time of application.
The EMS developed by Inpro was certified by the International Organization for Standardization in 2013 and renewed in 2018. They have a robust sustainability program to improve environmental impacts by setting goals and ensuring continual improvement as they work toward superior environmental performance.
As a Tier 1 participant, Inpro currently commits to continual improvement of their environmental performance. Future goals for the Muskego facilities include reducing waste generated by manufacturing processes, minimizing consumption of natural resources, communicating environmental practices to its employees, customers, suppliers and the community, and complying with or surpassing environmental regulations and other requirements.
Program information is available on the Green Tier website. Comments and requests may be directed to: DNR Environmental Business Support Coordinator Jenni Birkholz via email to email@example.com or by calling 608-266-8226.