Qualification:  All AFS Members (individual or corporate) are eligible to submit one or more applications for the AFS Green Foundry Awards.

Eligibility:  All applications remain active for 3 years. (Winners are ineligible for subsequent years.)

Objective:  We’re looking for companies that have taken significant and novel approaches to improve sustainability, reduce energy and resource use, decrease or eliminate waste generation, reduce toxicity, identify beneficial re-use options for spent materials, and generally reduce their environmental footprint. If you have sustainability or management initiatives, we want to hear from you!  We gather the applications and they’re available for all foundries to learn from.  Your application may be anonymous if indicated on the application form.

Types of awards: There are three potential Green Foundry Awards which may be given annually for:

1) Sustainable Industry

2) Green Foundry Innovation, and

3) Community Engagement

 

History: This project has been gathering case studies since 2010 and the 100+ case studies are available to view on the AFS website.  To see past applications, view https://www.afsinc.org/sustainability-metalcasting.

 

Tips:  To help other foundries follow in your footsteps, tell us what you have accomplished, what your Return on Investment (ROI) was, and send along your three best photos showing both close-ups and a view with the project in context.

 

Due date: Applications may be submitted year-round. Each year, application received before June 1st are batched up and evaluated by a panel of AFS Committee judges.

 

Awards: Award recipients are recognized at the annual (autumn) AFS EHS Conference. The award winners will be invited to describe their project in a panel session at the EHS conference and to be highlighted in the Modern Casting magazine.

 

Questions?  If you have questions about the process, please contact Juliette Garesche, the Sr. EHS Technical Director at (837) 824-0181, ext. 224 or jgaresche@afsinc.org.

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