Business and Biodiversity

“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 and Chief Sustainability Officer, Freeport-McMoRan

We help make every act of conservation matter.

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.

We help companies further corporate goals.

WHC conservation programs advance companies’ biodiversity, sustainability, employee engagement and community relations goals.

We help companies help nature.

Successful WHC conservation programs aligned with local, regional and national conservation priorities contribute to the collective positive outcome for the environment.

We build collaborations for conservation.

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.

Our work is unparalleled.

We’re the only conservation organization to work exclusively with corporate landowners to establish, enhance, maintain and protect wildlife habitat around the world.

We’ve been doing this a long time.

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.

Benefits to companies and communities

Successful WHC Certification programs have been proven to provide substantial benefits to communities, increase employee morale, further sustainability goals, and strengthen relationships with stakeholders.  Establishing and maintaining credibility of your programs not only promotes your biodiversity efforts, but will also yield a greater return on investment. Other positive outcomes include:

  • Improved habitats for native species
  • Alignments with regional priorities to achieve greater positive conservation outcomes
  • New conservation and educational experiences for the community
  • Positive collaborations between landowners and community members
  • Meaningful and credible environmental metrics