UW Health Receives Green Masters Award for Second Year in a Row
Madison, Wisconsin - Once again, UW Health has received the prestigious Green Masters Award from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. Amongst a group of Wisconsin leaders in corporate sustainability ranging from manufacturing to IT to the brewing industry, UW Health has continued to distinguish itself.
Making a tremendous jump from last year's application - particularly in waste management - UW Health placed in the top 20 percent of these nearly 200 businesses. The nine sustainability categories in the application include waste, water, energy, carbon, transportation, supply chain, education, workforce and governance.
UW Health is honored to receive this award. In the past year, UW Health is particularly proud of their efforts around waste reduction including a pulse-oximetry probe recycling project to send copper to Copper for Kids, a partnership with Waunakee-based Uniek to recycle Styrofoam products and numerous site-based green teams collaborating to help divert more than 4 million pounds of clinical and non-clinical waste from the landfill.
In other categories, UW Health reduced its energy consumption by 18 percent across a nearly 5 million square-foot portfolio, UW Health at The American Center was the first hospital in Wisconsin to receive LEED Gold certification and UW Health was recognized as a Partner for Change by Practice Greenhealth.
Mary Evers Statz, program director for energy management and sustainability, accepted the award on behalf of UW Health at the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference on Dec. 13 in Kohler.
"UW Health continues to be committed to sustainability, and we are proud to be in the top 20 percent of businesses in Wisconsin for the second year in a row," Evers Statz said. "I am grateful for the dedicated and passionate staff who make UW Health a more sustainable place to work and care for our patients."
Date Published: 01/03/2018