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WEC Energy Group Wins 2019 International EHS Innovation Award

September 30, 2019

  

WEC Energy Group announces it took home the 2019 International EHS Innovation Award at this year’s Verdantix EHS Summit Americas for its efforts in implementing advanced, industry-leading environmental health and safety technology.

Independent research firm Verdantix selected WEC Energy Group based on its proven commitment to expand its environmental management information system to cover more programs as well as its growing portfolio of companies. By leveraging Enviance, leading cloud-based environmental, health, and safety software, WEC Energy Group demonstrates environmental leadership by successfully executing, adopting, and realizing the value of an integrated environmental compliance and performance system.

“As an energy company that values providing our affordable services safely and reliably while adhering to critical environmentally sustainable practices, this award is especially meaningful to us,” said Liz Suteck-Mullane, vice president of environmental for WEC Energy Group. “With our powerful technology solution, we’ve worked to continually improve our environmental performance. By implementing Enviance’s cloud-based software, we can further enhance these efforts through improved compliance visibility, better data collection consistency, and more efficient reporting.”

Using Enviance’s cloud-based SaaS EHS software helped WEC Energy Group manage environmental compliance over the past five years. In that time, the use of Enviance has expanded following a multibillion dollar acquisition as well as generation reshaping plans, which brought new facilities. Enviance’s flexible SaaS model simplified incorporating these additional facilities into WEC Energy Group’s environmental management information system by allowing the roll out of standardized environmental processes to hundreds of employees across locations.

“Enviance is pleased to partner with WEC Energy Group to offer software to better manage comprehensive environmental programs for air, water, and waste,” said Amanda Smith, chief solution officer at Enviance. “With the ability to monitor thousands of compliance requirements in a single system, WEC Energy Group can streamline its cross-company reporting capability, including overdue task reports, overdue inspection reports, and inventory reports.”

Along with WEC Energy Group, 10 other companies received the 2019 International EHS Innovation Award. An independent jury of corporate EHS managers selected the award winners based on their commitment to leveraging advanced EHS technology solutions. For a complete list of 2019 International EHS Innovation Award winners, visit the Verdantix website.

About WEC Energy Group

We are one of the nation’s largest electric generation and distribution and natural gas delivery holding companies, with the operational expertise and financial resources to serve the Midwest’s energy needs safely, reliably and responsibly.

Our subsidiaries focus on reliable service, customer satisfaction and shareholder value. Together, we provide energy services to more than 4.5 million customers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota. Our combined assets allow operating efficiencies across 70,100 miles of electric distribution lines, 50,000 miles of natural gas distribution and transmission lines, and 7,300 megawatts of reliable power plant capacity.

Our family of companies is committed to delivering world-class reliability and the very best customer care anywhere. Customers are the heart of our business, and we work every day to help grow and support communities where we provide vital energy services. As a Fortune 500 company, we value and develop our employees who are making a difference in a mission that matters.

About Enviance

Based in Carlsbad, California, Enviance is a leader in EHS software leveraging a SaaS approach to deliver its EHS platform anywhere, anytime, and enterprise-wide. Enviance software is in use with over 500 organization across 30 industries with over 200,000 active profiles. Enviance's EHS platform simplifies integrating EHS into operations to better measure, manage, and report mission-critical EHS results.

Topics: Environmental Management System (EMS), Environmental Compliance, Verdantix

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