Our environmental stewardship has been recognized by national and state organizations including the EPA. We are often cited as a model for other companies to follow in the areas of wastewater treatment and waste management.

In 1993, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recommended Snap-on to the EPA for help in formulation of 1994-96 wastewater regulations. Our Milwaukee plant was used as a monitoring site to help the administration determine what companies are achieving, and are economically capable of achieving, in wastewater treatment. We were also selected by the EPA as a model facility for development of the Metal Products and Machinery Effluent Guidelines as demonstrating best management practice.

Our concern for the environment, our employees and the community is best illustrated by the number of environmental awards and recommendations Snap-on has been honored to receive.

[2003] Significant Industrial User Honor Roll for 2003
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

[2002] Clean Production Award
Eurotools plant in Irun, Spain receives repeat award.

[2001] Innovest ECOValue 21 AAA rating by Innovest
Recognized as one of the top-ranked environmental performers in areas such as environmental management, resource usage, climate change, product life cycle analysis and sustainability-related profit opportunities in new markets.

[2000] Bidasoa-Txingudi Clean Production Award
Irun plant recognized for making changes to environmentally-safe materials to improve the environmental quality of their community.

[1995] Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) Industrial Achievement Award
In recognition of having a positive impact on the environment through waste minimization/ pollution prevention, environmental compliance and environmental stewardship.

[1994] Prevention, Environment and Prosperity
Recognized by the Wisconsin DNR for aggressively and effectively managing activities to minimize or eliminate environmental pollution.

[1993] Wisconsin Manufacturing and Commerce Special Award on Environmental Stewardship
In recognition of our leadership in responding to environmental concerns.

[1991] John Brogan Award for Environmental Excellence
Recognized by the Wisconsin DNR for a long-term effort to protect the environment.

[1990] Tennessee Governor's Award for Excellence in Hazardous Waste Management
In recognition of outstanding contributions in waste minimization, pollution prevention, environmental compliance and environmental stewardship.

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