BETHESDA, MD, January 24, 2023 – WHC (Wildlife Habitat Council) offers a new white paper available for download today, Community-First Environmental Action | A Roadmap to Building Meaningful Corporate-Community Relationships. The white paper is sponsored by Ontario Power Generation and is available for free on our website.
All companies have an impact on the communities in which they operate — from positive results like employment opportunities to negative effects such as decreased air quality. Many companies are recognizing the opportunities to invest in community-centered, environmentally conscious initiatives in their own neighborhood.
This white paper discusses how corporations across the world are interfacing with the surrounding community on issues related to sustainability, conservation and education. The featured case studies illustrate how meaningful corporate-community relationships are mutually beneficial, allowing companies to attract and retain talent and providing an opportunity for local communities to meet their environmental health and climate resiliency needs.
Case studies in the white paper include:
- Boeing: Boeing Plant 2, Washington, USA
- Dow: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA
- Exelon: Orland Park Prairie, Illinois, USA
- Freeport-McMoRan: Sociedad Contractual Minera El Abra, Antofagasta, Chile
- General Motors: Woodstock Parks Distribution Centre, Ontario, Canada
- Ice Mountain/BlueTriton Brands: Twin Creek Nature Area, Michigan, USA
- Marathon Petroleum: Marathon Gardens, Michigan, USA
- The Earth Lab: Ejido Sisal, Yucatán, Mexico
- WM: Bucks County Landfills, Pennsylvania, USA
- R. Grace: Tyrone Plant, Pennsylvania, USA
For over 30 years, WHC has been promoting and certifying ecological stewardship action on corporate lands through partnerships and education. Since only 10-15% of the world’s land surface is protected, private lands provide an essential opportunity for restoring and protecting biodiversity. As the only international conservation NGO focused exclusively on the private sector, WHC provides a framework for voluntary conservation action on a wide variety of corporate lands. WHC’s corporate members represent some of the leading national and multinational corporations seeking to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities that surround them. These efforts have resulted in more than 1,000 certified programs across 47 states and 28 countries.