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CCH Receives 2012 Governor’s Sustainability Award For Achievement In Environmental Protection

Posted: 3 December 2012  |  Source: Wolters Kluwer


CCH also demonstrated green advancements in its printing processes in 2011, with 98 percent of its books and 100 percent of its journals produced under the Forest Stewardship Council or the Sustainable Forestry Initiative

CCH has been honored with a 2012 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award for improving the environmental health and sustainability of the state. CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business is part of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, the global leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting is a division of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company.

CCH was recognized for the transformation of its Chicago facility with a number of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) approved renovations and green improvements over the past two years, including installation of high-efficiency roof and power systems, as well as increasing new landscape areas by more than 21,000 square feet. CCH also demonstrated green advancements in its printing processes in 2011, with 98 percent of its books and 100 percent of its journals produced under the Forest Stewardship Council or the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. In addition, CCH developed a Sustainability Committee to monitor and measure its green advancements.

“We’re honored to receive this prestigious award and to be recognized for our efforts in improving the environmental health and sustainability of the state of Illinois,” said Doug Winterrose, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. “By showing the many ways in which CCH approaches sustainability, this award helps drive greater awareness and visibility of these practices, while also increasing the potential for such practices to be embraced and repeated by other businesses.”

The award was presented by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), a unit of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois. Since 1987, ISTC has presented Governor’s awards to public and private organizations in Illinois that have demonstrated a strong commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices that save money and help the economy. CCH was one of 21 businesses and organizations honored with the award. In a statement, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn praised CCH for its “commendable green practices” and for serving “as a model of environmental stewardship for residents, businesses and institutions throughout our state.”