MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public comments on the Green Tier application for Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin. If the application is accepted, Fincantieri Marinette Marine will join Tier 1 of the Green Tier program.

The DNR welcomes comments from Fincantieri Marinette Marine’s customers, neighbors and stakeholders through April 27, 2022.

Tier 1 of Green Tier encourages, recognizes and rewards companies committed to superior environmental performance. Applicants must have a strong environmental record and agree to implement an environmental management system, which is used to set goals, assess their progress, and identify opportunities for continual environmental improvement. In addition, participants must have that system audited regularly and set goals and objectives to maintain superior environmental performance.

Fincantieri Marinette Marine is part of the Fincantieri Marine Group, one of the world’s largest shipbuilders. The Marinette facility employs 1,500 people and has over 700,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and receiving space, and the capacity to simultaneously build several classes of U.S. Navy ships. Since its founding in 1942, the Marinette facility has designed and built more than 1,500 vessels. Fincantieri Marine Group has a long-standing relationship with the Navy and Coast Guard as one of its ongoing customers for vessel construction.

Preserving and protecting the environment is a key aspect of Fincantieri Marinette Marine’s company culture. Prior to their Tier 1 application, the facility implemented an environmental management system that is certified to the ISO 14001 standard.

Environmental goals for the facility include reducing water and energy consumption and increasing environmental awareness among employees so they understand the positive impact of their everyday work. The facility has pursued creative awareness campaigns for their employees to promote water and air quality protection as well as waste reduction through recycling programs. The facility is also in the process of becoming certified under the ISO 50001 energy management system.

The DNR will accept written comments until April 27, 2022. Direct comments to Mandaline Dunne at [email protected] or 608-445-9488.

For more information, please visit the Green Tier webpage for Fincantieri Marinette Marine’s facility.

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