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Sustainability

Sustainability

Focusing On The Future

The Michels Family of Companies’ commitment to a sustainable working environment for our people, clients, and communities we serve started years before the concept of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). Our journey continues, all the while maintaining constant focus on the health, safety and social well-being of our people and communities with increasing emphasis on measurable environmental sustainability programs.

The Michels Sustainability Journey is aligned with our Core Values and is spearheaded by our Boards and Executive Leadership for a consistent commitment and advancement of performance and fiscal responsibility throughout the Michels Family of Companies. We are advancing the Michels Sustainability Journey by setting, reaching and strategically evaluating our measurable actions.

In Action

TRIR reduced by 63% over the last two years

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EMR down 16% over the last two years

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LTIR reduced 20% since 2017

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5.1% reduction in energy consumption at Michels Corporate headquarters since 2018 though partnership with the US Department of Energy Better Plants Program

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29% reduction of solid waste sent to landfills from Michels Corporate headquarters in 2021

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Fleet focus to reduce greenhouse gases through our Idle Reduction Program (stared in 2015) and the addition of 51 hybrid yellow iron equipment, 23 hybrid Ford F-150 trucks, and 9 fully electric (EV) Ford F-150 trucks since 2021

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Expansion of ISO 14001 Functionally Equivalent Environmental Management System at Michels Corporate headquarters to other primary yards and facilities

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Expanded services to support climate change and reduce environment impacts: marine and inland water shoring, infrastructure rehabilitation, natural gas infrastructure upgrades, mobile gas cross compression systems

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2022 Wisconsin Clean Cities Forward Fleet Award winner (second place) for reduction of fuel usage and emissions through sustainable transportation technology and programs

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Diverse Supplier Spend: $533 million in the past two-years

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Michels Scholarship Fund: 17 scholarships totaling $70,500 awarded to employees and their dependents in 2022

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Michels Scholarship Fund: Employee-supported fundraisers contributed $79,337 to fund in 2021

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No information breaches on incidents in 2021

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No reported incidents or suspected violations reported via whistleblower hotline and/or senior management contacts in 2021

Supporting Our People

Michels provides our people with a collection of programs and practical ways to improve and enjoy many aspects of life. These programs include:

MI-Family

Fun activities providing opportunities for our people to enjoy spending time with their families and their colleagues.

MI-Health

Activity challenges, healthy lifestyle classes and organized fitness activities focused on opportunities to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

MI-Involved

Volunteer activities that allow our people to be actively and efficiently involved in charitable causes.

MI-Learning

Seminars on personal enrichment topics, from financial planning to fitness trends.

MI-Team

Non-work-related activities that foster cooperation and trust among colleagues.

Sustainability Committee

Employee-driven events focused on improving environments in the communities where we live and work.

Michels Mind Matters

Program designed to build knowledge and promote mental health resources available to our people and their families.

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