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UW Health Receives Green Masters Award

Tom Eggert, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (center), presented the Green Masters award to Mary Evers Statz (left) and sustainability specialist, Maximilian Christman (right).UW Health has received the prestigious Green Masters Award from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.

 

As the preeminent sustainability recognition program for businesses in the State of Wisconsin, UW Health joins a coalition of more than 300 other Wisconsin companies and is ranked among the top 20 percent of businesses with regard to sustainability achievement.

 

With more than 160 questions in nine sustainability scoring areas, including energy, carbon, water, waste management, transportation, supply chain, outreach, workforce and governance, the Green Masters Program is a comprehensive survey of an organization's sustainability efforts.

 

UW Health ranked in the top 30 percent of program applicants in seven of the nine sustainability areas, and in the top 20 percent for five of those seven.

UW Health's top three scoring areas were transportation, workforce and energy, which Mary Evers Statz, UW Health’s director of energy management and sustainability, attributes to collaboration from department leaders and conscious employee choices.

 

“This is truly a team award that speaks to the organizational commitment to a healthy and sustainable local, regional and national health care community,” she stated.