St. Louis Green Business Challenge 
Helps area businesses reduce waste, expand sustainability 
Through the St. Louis Green Challenge, area businesses form green teams and implement strategies to reduce energy and waste, expand sustainability programs and reduce environmental impact.
The challenge requires participants to complete these strategies from a scorecard that contains categories of biodiversity, outreach, energy reduction, indoor environmental quality, waste reduction and clean transportation options. Each sustainability strategy is worth a specific number of points. Businesses can also gain points for implementing innovative sustainability initiatives. Seminars and other events were held to help the company's green teams on their sustainability strategies.
Ameren accepted the challenge and began sustainability efforts at the company’s St. Louis, Mo. headquarters. Key sustainable practices focused on employee and community outreach, implementing sustainable strategies for Ameren's general office building and biodiversity inititatives. Ameren's efforts were in the top 25% of all participating local companies. Ameren has been participating since its inception and is now featured as an Emeritas company in the challenge.
Participating in the Green Business Challenge has been a positive experience for Ameren in helping to raise general awareness of sustainable practices and policies, both internally and within the local community. 
See the details and other scores: Ameren’s Total Scorecard
Visit the St. Louis Green Challenge website.
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