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Green Tier

Empowering leaders to improve environmental performance

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Legislative Report: 

The Sustainability and Business Support’s biennial report to the legislature is available now. You can view it on our Legislative Report webpage.

The report showcases the tools available to Wisconsin businesses wherever they are on their environmental path.

You will learn about our non-regulatory Small Business Environmental Assistance staff and how they help businesses start-up and expand. You will hear from business experts on how Enviro-Check helps customers evaluate their operations to manage compliance risks; and read testimonials from environmental leaders participating in the Green Tier program to go beyond compliance. You can read our business spotlights showing how our business partners have leveraged these non-regulatory tools.

Also highlighted are recent program enhancements and outreach efforts to improve the services we provide to support the state’s economic engine while ensuring a healthy and robust environment.

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Public Input Opportunity: 

Comments are now being taken for MGE’s proposed Tier 2 Green Tier contract. View the comments information at Green Tier news.

Participants can join online via Zoom or join via phone by calling toll free 312-626-6799, meeting ID: 991 1574 1986. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Written comments will be accepted until November 27, 2020. For more information or to submit a written comment, contact Jenni Birkholz or email

Green Tier empowers organizations who are on the path to sustainability by helping them use a systematic approach to minimize environmental risk. We add value by helping align business objectives with environmental stewardship. Take the next step and contact us today!

What is Green Tier

Environmental Management Systems

A systems approach to environmental management can guide an organization to opportunities that reduce risks

Superior Environmental Performance

Leading organizations take steps to go beyond compliance by making improvements that reduce environmental impacts

Who is in Green Tier

Our interactive map shows the locations of Green Tier participants. They are across the state and from many industries.

Participant Annual Reports

Read what participants are doing to create environmental benefits within their communities through their annual reports

Green Tier News

Read about Green Tier in the news! Learn about participant’s accomplishments, current applicants and upcoming events


The EDGE pilot program supports sustainable manufacturing and economic development in our communities

For Applicants

Learn more about the business and environmental case for joining Green Tier and begin the Application process
For Applicants

Videos and Webinars

View our content! Learn more about Green Tier and stay up to date with sustainable strategies
Videos and Webinars

For Participants

Find in-depth information about Green Tier participation and explore ways to engage in continual improvement
For Participants

Green Tier Legislative Report

Read the latest report to the legislature and find an archive of past reports
Green Tier Legislative Report

For Auditors

Find audit tools, start the auditor approval process, and see a list of Approved EMS Auditors
For Auditors