Awards and recognition
- In 2002, We Energies received the Wellness Council of America's Silver Well Workplace Award for its outstanding health promotion at work. The company won the Bronze awards in 1999 through 2001.
- We Energies was named a Tree Line USA award winner for the fourth time in the past five years. The National Arbor Foundation with the National Association of State Foresters recognize utilities that provide a quality tree care program, an annual employee tree care training program, and a tree planting and public education program.
- The Wisconsin Arborist Association recognized Team Energy, We Energies’ employee volunteer program, for its 2001 Earth Day tree planting project at Kluge Elementary School in Milwaukee. This project partnered employee volunteers with Greening Milwaukee, the city of Milwaukee forestry division, and Kluge faculty, staff, students and parents for the planting of 27 trees on the school grounds.
- The United States Conferences of Mayors and Waste Management/Recycle America presented We Energies a Certificate of Achievement for recycling 1.5 tons of office materials as part of Clean Your Files Day 2002. This activity was part of the company’s annual Earth Day celebration.
- The Wisconsin Arborist Association recognized We Energies for its co-sponsorship of Tour des Trees, a 600-mile bicycle ride from Minneapolis to Milwaukee in August 2001 to promote awareness and raise funds for urban tree research.
- Wisconsin Energy was one of seven businesses to receive the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Environmental Performance. WEC was recognized by the Federation of Environmental Technologists for its ash utilization pilot project at Pleasant Prairie Power Plant. This is the third time in four years that WEC has earned the award.
- We Energies received a Business Friend of the Environment Award from the Wisconsin Environmental Working Group. One of nine companies honored, We Energies was recognized for its environmental programs at the Pleasant Prairie Power Plant.
- The Environmental Protection Agency named We Energies a Climate Leader for the company’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- We Energies received the prestigious ReliabilityOne award for superior electric system reliability in 2001 in the Midwest region. The award is given by PA Consulting Group, the industry’s largest management consulting firm.