Wisconsin’s First Green Tier Excavating Contractor
Green Tier is a voluntary state program that recognizes and rewards environmental performance “that voluntarily exceeds legal requirements related to health, safety and the environment resulting in continuous improvement in this state’s environment, economy, and quality of life.” SS 299.83(1m)(b)
Excerpts from December 16th, 2011 Press Release:
MILWAUKEE – An Oak Creek-based excavation and construction company,
C.W. Purpero, Inc., has been accepted into Wisconsin’s innovative Green Tier program, state environmental officials say.
C.W. Purpero is participating in Tier 1 of the program, which is designed to encourage new goal setting and innovation. Green Tier encourages businesses and other organizations to voluntarily collaborate with WDNR to move beyond compliance with regulations and to achieve superior environmental performance. To participate, an applicant must have a good environmental record, commit to exceeding environmental minimums and implement an internationally accredited environmental management system.
“I am privileged to welcome C.W. Purpero into the Green Tier family of Wisconsin businesses. You are building southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and infrastructure with an environmental mind-set.”
WDNR Secretary, Cathy Stepp
“We are proud of the accomplishments that made this possible, and we also look forward to the challenge ahead to substantially up our game in our sustainable practices. We will be working with the DNR in a way that will bring added value to our projects that just wasn’t possible before. This commitment is central to fulfilling our company’s mission to stand out as a valued partner in the construction industry.”
C.W. Pupero, Inc. President, Phillip Purpero, P.E.
WDNR Message on CWP One Year Anniversary of Green Tier
Hello Phil and C.W. Purpero staff,
On behalf of the Department of Natural Resources, congratulations on your one-year Green Tier Anniversary! The Department is honored that you were one of the very first construction, excavation, grading and demolition contractors to take the bold step forward and accept Green Tier status in Wisconsin. C.W. Purpero is leading the industry and showing how superior environmental management and sound competitive business practices work in concert.
Happy Holidays to all and a special thanks to your dedicated staff for continuing the commitment to superior environmental performance.
Craig Webster, WDNR