Everyone wants a clean environment. But with changes at U.S. EPA, companies have had little incentive to improve environmental performance beyond the minimum legal requirements. Wisconsin’s Green Tier program changes this.
Through a system of legally binding charters and contracts, Green Tier shifts the focus away from regulatory minimums and forges a link between superior environmental performance and economic gain—exactly what business seeks.
Green Tier encourages companies to think creatively about ways they can improve environmental performance while boosting productivity, cutting costs, and growing their businesses. Green Tier offers responsible companies the chance to modify their existing environmental programs in a manner that makes good business and environmental sense.
Green Tier provisions allow participating companies and DNR to tailor innovative, cooperative programs specific to the companies’ particular operations and needs. The second level of Green Tier, available to top environmental performers, provides companies and DNR the ability to negotiate unique contracts that can offer measurable economic benefits to the company and related community.
More information on the Green Tier program and growing your green bottom line is available at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/GreenTier/.