The Bowling Green manufacturing plant of SCA, a global hygiene and forest products company, has been awarded a 2013Environmental Excellence Award by the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP). The annual awards program recognizes the efforts and activities of individuals, businesses or organizations that are committed to protecting and improving Kentucky's environment.
SCA's Bowling Green plant won the Environmental Pacesetter Award for a MediumtoLarge Business. The DEP noted that in 2012 the Bowling Green plant became SCA's first zero-waste-to-landfill manufacturing facility in North America, diverting more than 7 million pounds of waste materials from local landfills last year. The award also recognized SCA's environmental education grants program, employee participation in tree plantings and trash pick-up days in county parks, and the company and employees partnering with Western Kentucky University to provide 1,000 sustainable tailgating kits to attendees of a football game.
"We are honored
that the Department for Environmental Protection selected our plant for this
award," said Janet Stephens, Bowling Green site manager. "This recognition speaks
to our company's deep commitment to sustainability practices, and the dedication
of our employees to making a positive environmental and educational impact on
The DEP awards included three Environmental Pacesetter Awards. Recipients were recognized at the Governor's Conference on Energy and the Environment on Sept.18, 2013.
SCA has 160 employees at its manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, which manufactures TENA® incontinence care protection for both the retail and healthcare markets. In addition to Kentucky, SCA has U.S. operations in Alabama, Arizona, New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.