Receiving this honor did not come without hard work. The two facilities reduced relative CO2 emissions by 12 percent from 2007 to 2011 and have a recycling waste stream set up for 99 percent of its manufacturing processes. The facility also significantly reduced the amount of industrial waste, energy storage and water usage, while implementing continuous improvement projects to further eliminate paint-related hazardous waste.
"These efforts are supported by the Bosch team. They uphold high standards and put forth their individual best each and every day," said Pres Lawhon, president, Bosch Packaging Technology in North America. "Programs like Green Tier are vital to all of us who inhabit this planet and strive to be stewards who are preserving and protecting the environment."
During the events, the Bosch Community Fund also recognized three local organizations for their efforts in sustainability and education:
- Shell Lake School District - The district received $10,000 towards its Edible School Yard Project, a sustainable garden growing organic vegetables that will be incorporated into the school lunch program.
- New Richmond School District - The district received $15,000 toward The Weather Bug project, a weather station to help students learn about meteorology and the science of weather and data collection.
- City of New Richmond - The city will receive $10,000 toward the City Stock Purchasing Program, which allows citizens and businesses to invest in the city for special projects. The funds will be directed to an environmental or technology project.
Following the event, associates were honored for their achievement with a lunch hosted by the facility leadership teams. Each facility also has planted the Wisconsin state tree - a Sugar Maple - as a reminder of the commitment Bosch has made with the Wisconsin DNR.