This project harnesses the byproducts of two production processes, using steel slag generated in steel production and waste woodchips from forestry, to restore coastal ecosystems affected by denuding, known as “isoyake ”
Elizabeth Dlamini, herbalist and skincare adviser to a whole of local women, has skin that glows. She beams as she explains why. “Here in the Royal Kingdom of Swaziland we proud of our plants that we use in our traditional beauty regimes. Our grandmothers taught us how to prepare cosmetics from the oil of the Marula nut”. Now, Ubuntu Natural is bringing Swaziland’s best-kept beauty secret to the international cosmetics market.
This is a research and development project to demonstrate the efficacy of animal pathways
constructed to allow animals to pass across man-made structures, such as roads and railways, that
bisect forests and to help preserve the genetic robustness of small arboreal animals, such as the
Japanese dormouse (a species that is listed as near threatened and registered as a natural monument),
Japanese squirrels and small Japanese field mice, by increasing their access to habitat and removing
obstacles to food and opportunities for reproduction.
Syngenta is a global agribusiness company with more than 24,000 employees in over 90 countries. The company is a leader in crop protection and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Syngenta Canada operates two research facilities that go beyond products and services to support commodity-based innovation in areas including bio-fuels and health benefits. Globally, Syngenta invests over $1 billion per year in research. The Canadian head office is in Guelph, Ontario, with about 250 employees spread throughout Canada.
Holcim, headquartered in Switzerland, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of cement and construction materials. The Holcim Group has a market presence in over 70 countries on all continents. In Canada, Holcim operates 2 cement plants with the annual capacity to produce 2.7 million tonnes of Portland Cement and 500,000 tonnes of GranCem (a cement substitute with lower carbon intensity); 25 quarries and pits that produce more than 18 million tonnes per year of crushed stone, gravel and sand; 50 concrete plants and 2 construction companies specializing in major infrastructure projects. Holcim employs approximately 90,000 people worldwide and about 2,900 people in Canada. The Canadian Head Office is located in Concord, Ontario.
Nestlé is a multinational packaged foods company founded in 1922 and headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, with a market capitalization of over $93 billion Canadian. It employs approximately 3,500 people in Canada who work in the company’s more than 20 facilities, including manufacturing, sales, and distribution centers. Nestlé Waters Canada is Canada’s largest manufacturer and distributor of bottled water and operates 2 bottling plants across Canada. Other than bottled water, Nestlé product lines include coffee, juice, ice cream, baby food/formula, healthcare nutrition, pet care, confectionery and pharmaceuticals.
The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) was established in 1932 and acts as the national “voice” of Canada’s 86,000 beef producers. The CCA is a non-profit federation of eight provincial member associations. The CCA board of directors consists of 27 producers representing eight provinces. It carries out day-to-day business in support of the industry and provides the leadership and unity necessary to for the beef industry to speak as one voice. The beef industry is the largest source of farm cash receipts in Canada. In 2008, the sale of cattle and calves totalled $6.59 billion or just over 14% of total cash receipts (including crops). Canada’s beef industry contributes approximately $25 billion to the Canadian economy annually.
Thirty five percent of the global food production from plants benefits from animal pollination. The value of all this ranges from $112 billion to $200 billion annually. Bees are in decline globally, linked to escalating levels of pollution, disease, and loss ofhabitat.
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