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Recognition of Environmental Excellence

Indiana Legislature Honors Crane
During the recent session of the Indiana Legislature, a resolution was introduced to recognize and honor Crane Division's Natural Resources Conservation Program. The resolution was authored and presented by the Senator for Bloomington, and co-sponsored by the Senator for Bedford and a representative of Princeton. Accepting the honor for Crane were The Division Commander, Crane Executive Director, and Crane's Natural Resources Program Manager.
Governor's Award for Excellence
Crane Division received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Pollution Prevention on 20 June 1997. This award recognizes the pollution prevention focus of Crane’s Environmental Management System.
Crane PPO Manager Receives Award
The Director of Crane Division's Pollution Prevention Office, was one of nine Federal employees representing agencies from across the United States to recently receive an Individual Challenge Award signed by The President   and Vice-President of USA. The White House Closing the Circle Individual Challenge Awards Program celebrates environmental excellence in government and recognizes achievement in Federal acquisition, recycling, and pollution prevention. The Chair of the President's Council on Environmental Quality, represented the President and Vice-President at the award ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Crane Listed In Environmental Success Index
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center has been included in Renew America's Environmental Success Index, a one-of-a-kind database filled with successful environmental programs. Each year, the national environmental nonprofit Renew America identifies programs throughout the nation that provide innovative solutions to today's tough environmental challenges.

The Index, which is available both in print and on the World Wide Web, includes programs in 26 different categories, such as Transportation Efficiency, Solid Waste Management, Pollution Prevention, and Open Space Protection. NSWC Crane is being recognized in the category of Pollution Prevention. Crane has taken an aggressive approach to hazardous material management and control through the development and team execution of a site-wide Pollution Prevention (P2) Plan covering over 150 processes. Crane has also developed and implemented other unique initiatives to assist managers in making decisions concerning the adoption of pollution prevention practices. These include an activity based environmental cost accounting system and an electronic P2 checklist - a programmed learning tool providing both basic P2 information as well as local procedures.

To qualify for inclusion in the Index, programs are evaluated on the basis of four criteria: program effectiveness, natural resource conservation, economic progress, and human development. Each qualifying program has passed through three stages of review: reference checks and evaluations from independent local organizations, verification of program results by participating nonprofit organizations at the state level, and review by the national Awards Council for Environmental Sustainability.

Coordinated by Renew America, the National Awards Council for Environmental Sustainability identifies and recognizes the award winners and their achievements annually. This is Crane's second year for receiving the award. The coalition of 60 national environmental, nonprofit, government and business organizations includes national Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, Environmental Law Institute, EarthKind, AT&T, National Geographic Society, and Smithsonian Institution.


POC: Public Affairs Specialist
Last Modified: April 08, 2003