MGE Named Green Master for Seventh Straight Year

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Our utility subsidiary, Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), has attained the highest distinction possible in a statewide sustainability program for the seventh consecutive year. The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council has announced MGE is being recognized as a 2020 Green Master.

Voluntary program

The statewide program evaluates participating companies on their sustainability actions in nine areas. Companies submit information about the steps they have taken to use less energy, cut waste and become generally more sustainable in their operations and supply chain. Based on that evaluation, applicants are placed in one of three categories. Only the top 20% achieve the Green Master designation.

MGE is one of 24 companies to meet the requirements for Green Master certification in 2020. More than 125 Wisconsin businesses currently participate in the Green Masters Program. MGE was the first utility to be recognized as a Green Master in 2014.

Sustainability commitment

MGE's Sustainability Steering Team, which was formed in 2018, helps direct new and ongoing activities supporting sustainability initiatives at MGE.

"MGE is committed to environmental stewardship and accountability. We continue to work to reduce environmental impacts across all areas of the organization. Participating in Green Masters provides an annual assessment that keeps us focused on continuous improvement," said Jeff Jaeckels, Director Safety, Sustainability and Environmental Affairs. "We have achieved the Green Master designation for the seventh year in a row thanks to the daily efforts by employees in every department."