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Profitable Sustainability℠ at WMEP

The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council is excited to be hosting this year Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference in Madison, Wisconsin on December 13th, 2018. This years conference will be held at the iconic Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. This is not only the 11th annual conference promoting sustainable business practices, but also the 11th conference dedicated to being almost entirely carbon neutral. This year, Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership(WMEP) will have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of companies like Harley Davidson, The Kohler Company, and American Family Insurance and serve as host of the conference.

WMEP is an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's national Manufacturing Extension Partnership, located in Madison, Wisconsin. WMEP has been a crucial provider of assistance to small and mid-level manufacturing operations. This year, the theme for the conference is moving Wisconsin sustainably forward, and WMEP has been monumental in promoting sustainable manufacturing agendas.


“As the director of WMEP’s Sustainability Services, I have the opportunity to help manufacturers across Wisconsin discover how they can save money and benefit the environment and their employees.” - Randy Bertram, Director of Sustainability Services


WMEP promotes sustainability through there innovative service of Profitable Sustainability℠. Profitable Sustainability℠ is a comprehensive program that cuts costs associated with production, while enhancing resource efficiency along the entire supply chain. This program promotes the improvement of resource utilization, increase of profits, reduction of risks, and the reduction of environmental impacts.

Profitable Sustainability℠ focuses on a three step plan to make manufacturing more sustainable. The first step is a diagnostic meeting, were WMEP meets with companies to create a personalized plan to maximize profits while promoting sustainable improvement. Once the diagnostics are determined, WMEP works on developing an advanced cost/benefit analysis and helps create an action plan. Finally, WMEP specialists and partners work with companies to progress on multiple sustainability based projects, in order to reduce costs while reducing environmental impact.


To learn more about WMEP sustainability, visit their website and read their entire Profitable Sustainability℠ agenda.


“Manufacturing excellence is our shared past, present and future. As a WMEP team member, I am driven by our shared vision of next generation manufacturing, active pursuit of opportunities for excellence and dedication to the partnership that is the exclamation point at the end of our name.” - Mark McDermid, Manufacturing Specialist


The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council is incredibly excited to work with WMEP in hosting a carbon neutral conference on December 13th, 2018. From food waste reduction, to an entirely vegetarian menu, the event serves as a model for moving Wisconsin sustainably forward. We look forward to seeing you all this December!


Click here to register for the 2018 Conference!


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