“As vast landowners, we have a duty to preserve and enhance biodiversity for the environment and the communities we work in. WHC membership empowers our employees—from the site level to the C-suite—to engage in conservation work that is uniquely positioned to advance our positive global biodiversity impact.”
William E. Cobb, Vice President, Environmental Services & Sustainable Development, Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
Celebrating and empowering all acts of conservation is at the core of what we do, whether it’s a simple pollinator garden or a complex wetlands restoration.
WHC conservation programs advance companies’ biodiversity, sustainability, employee engagement and community relations goals.
Successful WHC conservation programs aligned with local, regional and national conservation priorities contribute to the collective positive outcome for the environment.
We partner with corporations, their employees, fellow conservation organizations, government agencies and community members to recognize and encourage wildlife habitat projects for conservation, education and recreation.
We’re the only conservation organization to work exclusively with corporate landowners to establish, enhance, maintain and protect wildlife habitat around the world.
Since 1988, WHC has certified more than 1,000 habitat enhancement and conservation education programs worldwide.
View the WHC C-Suite 16 – 16 reasons the private sector engages with biodiversity conservation.
Incorporating habitat improvements, biodiversity and conservation awareness into corporate land planning and management can be a successful approach to promoting environmental stewardship and sustainability. The WHC Strategy and Planning team collaborates with members to create comprehensive conservation strategies that meet companies’ environmental performance, employee engagement and community relations goals. With the guidance of WHC, companies can choose to adopt company-wide, regional or operations-focused strategies.
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At WHC, we are committed to the idea of radical transparency. This means we are open, true and direct with information about our organization, procedures and outcomes. We believe this level of transparency is a requirement of any certifying body and hope that it drives conversation, innovation and ultimately, increased conservation.
Learn more about our Commitment to Transparency.