New White Paper Studies How Nature-Based Employee Engagement Offers Meaningful Opportunities for Employees to Participate in Conservation

By Emily Girsch|January 21, 2020

SILVER SPRING, MD, JANUARY 21, 2019 – Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) offers a new white paper available for download today, Nature-Based Employee Engagement – Perspectives on Corporate Programs that Offer Meaningful Opportunities for Employees to Participate in Conservation. The white paper is available for free on our website.

Employee engagement is an integral part of most workplaces today. With historically low unemployment rates, competition for talent acquisition and retention are driving companies to invest in engagement efforts for a competitive advantage. Employee engagement programs help companies compete for new talent and retain existing staff by meeting a variety of needs including work/life balance, health and wellness, and value to the companies in which they operate.

Nature-Based Employee Engagement highlights several WHC members’ employee engagement programs that are focused on conservation and biodiversity, offering meaningful and accessible opportunities for employees to get active, learn something new and make a positive contribution to the environment. Case studies include:

  • BASF: Florham Park
  • CEMEX: CEMEX Florida
  • CRH Americas: Dresden Site
  • ExxonMobil: Houston Campus
  • General Motors: São Caetano do Sul Complex
  • IBM: Research Triangle Park
  • Owens Corning: World HQ
  • Waste Management: Bucks County Landfills

Sponsored by Waste Management, this white paper includes a forward by Greg Cekander Vice President, Environmental Management Group, Waste Management, in which he states, “Our employees and volunteers protect preservation as we aim to leave places better than we find them. In fact, volunteer dedication was celebrated with the WHC 2019 Employee Engagement Award, recognizing our involvement in conservation through the sheer force of employee teams who participate in conservation education activities.”

About Wildlife Habitat Council:

For 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.