In Spain, Ahold and WWF are working in a project that links strawberry production with protecting wetlands. Since February 2007, strawberries are sold with a small booklet explaining that their purchase is helping to protect an important water source, the Coto Doñana wetland nature reserve, in the south of Spain. The partnership is also currently reviewing other potential supply chains for similar projects.
The Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Coffee Program aims to stabilise the supply chain and safeguard the long-term supply of the highest quality coffee. It promotes environmental sustainability and social responsibility on the farms that produce coffee for Nespresso's gourmet espresso capsules...
As part of its corporate responsibility, CEMEX has long recognized the importance of protecting the biodiversity of our planet. It has therefore conducted a multistakeholder, long-term transboundary conservation initiative along the Mexico and US border over ten years, thus helping to protect the region’s biodiversity.
Hydro-Québec is a government-owned utility with a single shareholder, the Québec government. Its mandate is to generate, transmit and distribute electricity in Québec. It sells surplus power on wholesale markets and is also active in arbitrage and purchase/resale transactions. The company has more than 23,000 employees and operates essentially with renewable energy sources, especially hydropower. Hydro-Québec relies on a total installed capacity of 36,427 MW, of which 97% comes from its 59 hydroelectric generating stations and 26 large reservoirs. Besides hydropower, it relies on wind power, which makes up 1% to 2% of its total capacity now and should rise to about 10% by 2015.
As part of its risks management strategy in Liberia, ArcelorMittal has set-up a multi-stakeholder partnership to investigate how it could mitigate its future liabilities, i.e. its potential impacts on local biodiversity and people’s livelihood.
Protecting the native forests in Brazil supports Veracel’s long term business perspectives as it enhances the ecosystem services that its operations depend on in the long term. Veracel has therefore engaged in native forest restoration activities in parallel with its usual forestry activities.
Being highly exposed to flooding on its Houston site, CCP has chosen to restore its surrounding ecosystem rather than building another stormwater management infrastructure. This operation, while enhancing the region’s biodiversity, will ultimately help the company save money, as well as benefit the whole local community.
Weyerhaeuser, one of the world’s largest forest products companies, has offices or operations in 10 countries with customers worldwide. Weyerhaeuser is principally engaged in the growing and harvesting of timber; the manufacture, distribution and sale of forest products; as well as real estate development. It is the world’s largest private sector owner of softwood timberland and holds logging rights to more than 5.35 million hectares of land in Canada. Weyerhaeuser has approximately 16,500 employees globally including approximately 1,900 employees at 7 operations in Canada. Canadian operations currently include facilities in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, producing a range of pulp, lumber and engineered wood products for Canadian and international markets.
Alcoa is a world leader in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina combined, through its active and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry. The Company employs 63,000 people in 31 countries. Alcoa Canada employs 4,235 employees (3,603 in Quebec) and runs four plants with an annual production capacity of over one million metric tons of ingots, castings, billets and aluminum rods: Baie-Comeau, Bécancour (held at 25% by Rio-Tinto Alcan) and Deschambault smelters, as well as the Bécancour Rod Plant. The company also runs 13 transformation facilities in Canada and owns a monitory share of a hydropower facility in Canada.
Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) is a Fortune 500 multinational corporation headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Four billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. P&G markets approximately 300 brands of consumer products in roughly 180 countries. It is a global company that employs approximately 135,000 people in 80 countries with more than 2,000 in Canada. P&G is a leading consumer packaged goods company with roughly $80 billion in annual global sales of products ranging from beauty and grooming, health and well being to household care under brand names such as Gillette®, Crest® and Dawn®. P&G is credited with many business innovations including brand management and the soap opera.
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