Our Mission: Raising the level of social, environmental, and economic performance through shared responsibility and collaboration among business, non-governmental, academic, and government organizations.

The Stewardship Action Council is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving social and environmental performance. Our members include representatives from the academic, state government, non-governmental, investment and industrial and services sectors. 
To learn more about SAC, see our brochure.

The Innovation Challenge’s core value is to support the triple bottom line – people, planet, profit. Regardless of size or industry, your organization will be empowered to reach goals, improve results, and become more competitive. This year, any innovative environmental and/or health initiatives will be considered. This challenge is opened to you, if you believe that your organization has helped the triple bottom line, share your story with us.
Submissions for the 2016 Innovation Challenge are due October 1, 2015 and are open to organizations of all sizes and industries. The Innovation Challenge honors organizations for their achievement in the implementation of innovative EHS programs. Winners:
  • Raise their organizational profile as thought leaders in EHS
  • Empower and motivate employees to reach audacious goals
  • Advance the science of EHS to benefit millions globally

Winners will be presented their award at a reception in their honor following the first day of the Campbell Institute Symposium – to be held in Austin, TX February 25, 2016. Moving forward, it is expected that winners will serve as advocates for the Innovation Challenge in the future and will continue to be enthusiastic supporters of the Campbell Institute and Stewardship Action Council.

An application fee of $250 ($100 for 501(c)(3) organizations) applies for each submission. Review the Information Packet today or contact us to learn more!
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Download the Information Packet
Application Deadline: 
October 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
$250 ($100 for 501(c)3 organizations)
Phone: 630.775.2071

Congratulations to Past Innovation Challenge Recipients
Continuous improvement and innovation are critical to any organization's vitality - and to the vitality of the organization's environmental, health and safety (EHS) management system.

The Campbell Institute and the Stewardship Action Council came together to recognize outstanding examples at the leading edge of EHS. The Campbell Institute/Stewardship Action Council Innovation Challenge honored three organizations for their achievement in the implementation of an innovative program which addressed key EHS topics.This year's recipients include:

  • Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc., Winner. Zero Waste
  • West Liberty Foods, Honorable Mention/Most Transferable, Zero Waste
  • Menasha Corporation, Honorable Mention, OTJ Puiblic/Private Partnership  

Read more about the recipients and download their applicaitons.

2012-2013 Annual Report Released

The 100-page report features an Executive Summary, which highlights the organization’s growth since its creation in 2011 as well as its membership, organizational goals, and accomplishments. The report also features facility pages submitted by SAC's diverse membership.

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SAC News and Events:
Wildlife Habitat Council Webinar: July 22, 2015, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Scouting and Your Habitat: Building a Healthy Partnership

Many WHC programs seek partnerships with scouts to enhance their habitat and engage the community. Join scouting experts for this webinar, which will help make your conservation goals relevant to Boy Scouts and/or Girl Scouts learning goals while enhancing your habitat, strengthening your community engagement, and forging long-lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships. This course will offer an overview of the organizational structure and how each organization operates. Learn the different requirements for each age group to better understand what to expect from conservation partners. To register, please click here.

2012-2013 Annual Report Released
The 100-page report features an Executive Summary, which highlights the organization’s growth since its creation in 2011 as well as its membership, organizational goals, and accomplishments. The report also features facility pages submitted by SAC's diverse membership. View the 2012-2103 Annual Report.

Thinking Global: 2014 Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show
Call for Presentations
The Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention invite submission of proposed presentations for the Thinking Global 17th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show to be held on September 17, 2014 at The Palms [Banquet & Conference Center] in Plainfield, Indiana. Organizations that typically attend the annual conference include manufacturers, consultants, not-for-profits, and government agencies interested in promoting pollution prevention efforts in Indiana and beyond. Click here for more information. 

Featured Member Testimonial 
Michele Boney, Environmental Compliance Officer, West Liberty Foods; Tara Lindsay, Vice President of Human Resources, West Liberty Foods

Featured BMP 
Featured BMP Development of an EHS Capability Center - Pfizer Inc., Global Logistics and Supply

Have a BMP you would like to share? Send it to us using this template

Join Now

The Stewardship Action Council invites all interested members to join now with a one-time first year application fee. By joining, you agree to meet the commitments of the SAC, and submit participating facility information form(s) within one year, and pay the applicable annual membership fee.




Founding Members:

American University
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Audubon International
Calvert Investments
Campbell Institute of the National Safety Council
CLF Ventures
Covanta Energy Corporation
DM Petroleum Operations Company
Forever Resorts
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Matt Potoski, Iowa State University
Johnson & Johnson
Lockheed Martin Manassas
Michelin North America, Inc.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR)
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Rockwell Collins
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Washington State Department of Ecology West
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Wildlife Habitat Council
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource

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