ENVIRONMENTALDoing our part
We’ve always taken great pride in the way we do business: with respect for our environment. To continue doing our part, we remain committed to conserving resources through environmental stewardship, pollution prevention, waste minimization, recycling and reuse.
Our environmental policy
We make environmental considerations part of our everyday processes and have guidelines in place to help employees make decisions. Every year, we review our policy to ensure it evolves along with our member-owners’ needs.
- Maintain a management system with defined objectives designed to minimize the environmental impacts of our business activities.
- Continuously improve our environmental management system through periodic audits, management review and corrective action.
- Conserve resources through environmental stewardship, pollution prevention, waste minimization, recycling and reuse.
- Comply with the spirit, intent and letter of environmental laws, regulations and other requirements to which Great River Energy subscribes.
Supporting local food production with pollinator habitat
Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and bats play an important role in plant reproduction by transferring pollen. We’ve re-established more than 200 acres of pollinator-friendly habitats to support production of foods that sustain both wildlife and people.
Awarded for energy-efficient, sustainable building design
Our headquarters in Maple Grove was the first new construction building in Minnesota to achieve Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This award is the highest designation available to buildings that demonstrate energy efficiency and sustainability. Plus, we have five other facilities that are LEED certified.
Annual sustainability report
Everything you need to know about our Environmental, Social and Governance performance.
Our cooperative approach to corporate responsibility.