SP and WHC Collaborate to Support Automotive Supply Chain in Advancing Conservation Programs

SP and WHC Collaborate to Support Automotive Supply Chain in Advancing Conservation Programs

On October 24, the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) and the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) expanded their collaborative working relationship through the signing of a new memorandum of understanding (MOU).

WHC President Margaret O’Gorman joined SP Chairman Randy Leslie, Johnson Controls, and SP Biodiversity Work Group Co-Chair Kevin Butt, Toyota Motor North America, in signing the MOU during SP’s 4th Quarter Membership Meeting at the Johnson Controls Pro Football Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Ohio.

This new MOU represents a shared commitment by SP and WHC to work together to support automotive OEMs and their suppliers in implementing conservation programs across their operations to create positive outcomes for the environment, the automotive industry and the communities in which they operate.

“As OEMs and members of the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) we share a common vision of working together to promote environmental conservation across the automotive supply chain and want to encourage our suppliers to engage in voluntary programs that can help their companies to create and maintain healthy businesses and environments,” said Kevin Butt, Toyota Motor North America and SP Biodiversity Work Group Co-Chair.

“The technical expertise and business understanding of the Wildlife Habitat Council will provide solid support to help SP’s Biodiversity Work Group members in advancing new conservation programs across their operations,” said Sam Qureshi, Waste Management and SP Biodiversity Work Group Co-Chair.

Through this MOU, WHC will provide technical advice and educational resources to members of SP’s Biodiversity Work Group to support them in implementing pollinator projects and other natural habitat programs on their properties.

“Our pollinators and other insect communities are declining in part due to lack of habitat. All efforts across the landscape can secure and restore these populations and WHC is excited to engage the SP members in contributing to an important global effort that while unconnected to bottom line concerns, is critical for the future health of our planet,” said Margaret O’Gorman, President, Wildlife Habitat Council.

“By working together with partners like the Wildlife Habitat Council, SP’s members can collectively achieve greater impact and success while protecting natural resources and improving the communities in which we operate,” said Kellen Mahoney, Program Director, Suppliers Partnership for the Environment.

About SP

The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) provides a forum for global automotive manufacturers, their large and small suppliers, the US EPA and other government entities from around the world to work together to improve the environmental sustainability and business value of the global automotive supply chain. To learn more, visit www.supplierspartnership.org

About WHC

Wildlife Habitat Council partners with corporations, their employees, fellow conservation organizations, government agencies and community members to recognize and encourage wildlife habitat projects for conservation, education and recreation. To learn more, visit www.wildlifehc.org