Envy Past Winners

Since 2005, ADEQ has honored companies and individuals for their continued efforts to protect and enhance the environment in extraordinary ways. These innovative projects and programs show that even one company or one person can make a difference in protecting Arkansas.

2016 ENVY Winner

Kraft-Heinz Co. food processing plant at Fort Smith received the 2016 Arkansas Environmental Stewardship, or ENVY, Award. ADEQ Director Becky Keogh presented the award April 24, 2016, at the state capitol.

Kraft-Heinz was chosen from among five finalists for its comprehensive sustainability and recycling efforts. Highlights of these efforts include achieving zero landfill status in 2012, reducing material usage by 25 million pounds a year, saving nearly 800,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a year by using a variety of energy efficiency practices that resulted in a reduction of 552 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, and recycling nearly 5,000 tons of waste in 3.5 years.

The other finalists were:

Central Arkansas Water for its comprehensive sustainability program featuring recycling, fuel savings, facilities energy efficiency, public outreach and education, advanced pipe replacement procedures, and water source sustainability

The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas for its recent investments in wind, solar, hydroelectric, and biomass power generating projects

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Camden Operations for its recycling of solid waste and used oil, waste-to-energy processing, and hazardous waste removal programs

The YEA! Team (Youth Environmental Amabassadors), sponsored by Recycle Saline for the educational and recycling services it provides to schools in Saline County

Photos from the 2016 Ceremony

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