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Environmental Merit Awards

Organization(s) Narragansett Bay Commission
Project Description In order to publicly acknowledge select companies for their outstanding environmental efforts and accomplishments, NBC established a Pollution Prevention Merit Awards program. Each year since 1995, the NBC has presented Environmental Merit Awards to companies that have demonstrated extraordinary efforts that go above and beyond standard NBC industrial discharge compliance requirements. Starting in 1996, the NBC also began to recognize Significant Industrial Users that achieve perfect compliance with all NBC requirements for that calendar year.

As of May 1999, NBC has recognized 22 companies with Environmental Merit Awards for their efforts to go above and beyond regulatory requirements, and 34 companies have been recognized for their perfect compliance records. Recipients of NBC Environmental Merit and Perfect Compliance awards are honored at an NBC sponsored ceremony in the spring of each year, receive a certificate of achievement, and are recognized in NBC publications and in two statewide newspapers. Beginning in 1996, Environmental Merit Award winners were presented with a Certification Seal, supplied by NBC, so that their accomplishments could be recognized by the public, customers, and industry. The seal can be used to display and promote a company's achievements in company brochures, company letterhead, advertisements, and other promotional publications. The feed-back received from industry and the general public in response to this awards program has been positive and has contributed greatly to improving communications between all environmental stake-holders throughout NBC's servicing district.

On June 22, 1999, the NBC awarded three companies Pollution Prevention Merit awards and eight companies perfect compliance awards for their accomplishments during calendar year 1998. Schofield Printing, U.S. Generating Company, and Handy and Harman all received NBC's 1998 Pollution Prevention Merit Awards. Perfect compliance award recipients for 1998 include A. Harrison Company, Eagle Plating, REXAM DSI, Olin Microelectronics, Allied Metal Products, Induplate, Inc., Spencer Lanting Company Inc., and Union Wadding Company.

Project Contact
Name James McCaughey
Phone 401-222-6680 ext. 352
Project Keywords
Activity Keywords Awards program
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 9 No. 2, Summer 1999 [PDF]


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