Agriculture and food-service companies were among the honorees at the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference’s annual conference.
Honored as “Green Masters” were Link Snacks, Milk Source LLC, Outpost Natural Foods Coop, Nestle’s USA. The companies selected scored in the top 20 percent of a rating system developed by the council. They were competing with as part of a group of more than 175 companies that participate in the program.
The companies are scored on their performance and commitments in a variety of sustainability categories, including energy, carbon and other emissions, water, waste management, transportation, supply chain, community and educational outreach, workforce and governance.
The conference — held at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh — also highlighted the university’s collaboration with Milk Source for the successful operation of a bio-digester that uses cow manure to power more than 1,200 homes.