“The objective third-party review provided by Conservation Certification is very important to the continued improvement of our regional and corporate biodiversity programs. Beyond our own sustainability reporting and communications, WHC promotes our certified conservation programs through success stories, white papers and industry presentations, which brings value to our social license.”
Heather Ferguson, Vice President, Environment, Ontario Power Generation
WHC Conservation Certification programs can be found in 48 U.S. states and 25 countries.
The Conservation Certification standard consists of three components related to the design, application and review of conservation projects. The first component is embodied in each Project Guidance to help users understand the design requirements for projects and programs. The application component includes approximately 1,300 unique questions, allowing corporations to select conservation projects that best meets their site’s needs. The third component is the review process that details the strength of individual projects.
To improve these components, WHC relies on Conservation Certification users and stakeholders. We invite users of the standard, conservation experts, corporate sustainability professionals, community members and other stakeholders to share comments. Go to the survey.