Tsubame Towel Corporation is encouraging the spread of environmentally friendly organic cotton and also supporting the work of organic farmers in India.
ArcelorMittal, owning operations within the Great Lakes basin, manages its business risk and supports critical public resources through a unique partnership dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes ecosystem.
This project involves the acquisition, restoration and conservation of a nearly 50-hectare tract of forest in the town of Takao in Hachioji, Tokyo. In 2006, Sagawa Express undertook this project to secure and protect this robust ecosystem as a means of contributing to society while exploring the many possibilities of satoyama woodlands.
In 1998, CHUETSU PULP & PAPER, CO., LTD. attempted to make paper from domestically produced bamboo, something held to be impossible. This has developed into a project that uses local, managed bamboo forests. This is good not only for the bamboo groves, but for the surrounding local satoyama woodlands, which contribute to biodiversity.
New market mechanisms targeting biodiversity conservation are emerging worldwide, and among others, the biodiversity offset market size is expected to increase in the coming years. The French company CDC Biodiversité has seized this opportunity and is testing the first habitat banking project in Europe.
Xstrata plc is a global diversified mining company, with operations and projects in 19 countries. Xstrata’s activities are organised into five global commodity businesses and a technology business, each of which operates with a high level of autonomy. Xstrata Nickel, Xstrata Copper and Xstrata Zinc have signifi cant interests in Canada, including exploration, development, mining, mineral processing, smelting and recycling operations and projects. In Canada Xstrata operates 8 mines, 7 metallurgical sites (including smelters and refineries) and manages 9 closed sites.
Vale Inco, one of the largest mining companies in the world, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Brazilian mining company Vale. It is Vale’s nickel division, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. It produces nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium, gold, and silver. Vale Inco operates in 40 countries and employs over 11,000 people worldwide (close to 7,000 employees in Canada). Sales in 2008 reached almost $8 billion US. In Canada, Vale Inco operates two wholly integrated mining milling smelting and refining complexes, an electrocobalt refinery and precious metals processing facility and a mine and mill concentrator facility. Vale Inco has recently begun construction on an additional nickel processing facility and operate two research and technology facilities where 90% of worldwide research is carried out.
Case prepared by Joseph EL-KHOURY & Professor Luciano BARIN-CRUZ. The team participated in several cultural workshops that introduced them to aspects of Malian culture, such as gender dynamics, values, customs, and important health precautions. Halfway through their retreat, the team was given specific tasks that they would be responsible for executing in Kamaka.
To answer freshwater supply challenges caused by population growth and increase of productive activities, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is designing new biodiversity protection and restoration projects that are to be ﬁnanced by market mechanisms such as carbon credits and REDD+.
To reduce environmental impacts and risks linked to water supply, Dow is using household wastewater on its Terneuzen industrial site, which not only allows water to be re-used three times but also saves energy and chemicals previously used for water treatment.
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