Commended for Our Commitment to the Environment
While we're happy to have been recognized for our contributions to a healthier environment, we continue to search for new ways to reduce our environmental impact and enhance the region.
ComEd received a 2015 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award. This Award is the longest running sustainability award in the country and recognizes organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices.
ComEd named 2015 WasteWise Large Business Partner of the Year. The USEPA recognized ComEd for “Outstanding Waste Reduction Achievements” with this Award. ComEd was one of only seven companies to be recognized throughout the entire United States this year. WasteWise is a voluntary reporting program that helps organizations and businesses increase recycling and apply sustainable materials management practices to reduce municipal and select industrial wastes.
ComEd awarded “Wildlife at Work” certification/recertification from the Wildlife Habitat Council for one new prairie site in 2015, bringing the total WHC certifications that ComEd retains to eight. The Wildlife Habitat Council’s Wildlife at Work program provides cooperative efforts between management, employees and community members to create, conserve, and restore wildlife habitats.
ComEd received the USEPA Organizational and Team Leadership Award for SF6 management in 2014. SF6 is a highly effective insulating gas that is used in electrical equipment. This award recognizes ComEd’s program and commitment to proper SF6 management.