The statewide voluntary program recognizes organizations that go beyond compliance with environmental regulations by advancing sustainability in the state. Gold Leaders are companies with a fully operational, facility-specific environmental management system. They must meet beyond-compliance requirements and have no serious violations in three years, or five years for criminal offenses. Companies may renew their membership after three years.
Mountain Prairie has been a Gold Leader since 2017. Some of the efforts it has been recognized for are: saving energy through LED lights; waste minimization and diversion through cardboard and metal recycling programs; water conservation by reusing water from effluent compounds to flush the barns; corporate responsibility through participation in a cleanup of a 2-mile stretch of highway; and donations to a number of charities.