The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) has granted Bridgestone Americas’ Monterrey tyre factory in Mexico its Corporate Lands for Learning and Wildlife at Work certification.
The passenger car and light truck tyre manufacturing facility thus becomes the first Bridgestone plant outside the US to receive these two certifications. In addition, the Monterrey plant was a runner-up for the Corporate Lands for Learning 2014 Rookie of the Year award.
“Congratulations to our Monterrey teammates for this tremendous recognition. Their efforts are another remarkable example of the many environmental efforts underway at Bridgestone facilities around the globe,” said Tim Bent, director of environmental affairs at Bridgestone Americas. “It is only by working together that we can achieve our company’s global environmental mission of helping ensure a healthy environment for current and future generations.”
WHC’s Corporate Wildlife Habitat Certification/International Accreditation Program recognises programmes that focus on wildlife habitat and biodiversity, as well as conservation education. Restoration, creation, protection and enhancement of habitat and individual species management are among the types of Wildlife at Work programmes that qualify for accreditation. Certified environmental education programs, through WHC’s Corporate Lands for Learning programme, include cooperative efforts with schools using corporate lands for outdoor classrooms and one-on-one mentoring programmes with students.