Supporting automakers and their suppliers in building and advancing conservation programs across their operations to create positive outcomes for the environment, the industry, and the communities in which we operate.
Members of the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) share a common vision of working together to improve environmental sustainability and competitiveness of the global automotive supply chain. While environmental sustainability encompasses many important issues, advancing biodiversity conservation within both our own operations, as well as those of our suppliers, is one component of this vision and the focus of SP’s Biodiversity Work Group.
We believe corporate conservation programs need not be complex or costly and often begin with a small step, such as the establishment of a pollinator garden at a single site. Pollinators, like the Monarch butterfly, are critical to our ecosystem and are in decline globally, in part due to lack of habitat. And, when considering the position and scale of the automotive industry’s manufacturing footprint in North America in relation to the annual migration patterns of species like the Monarch Butterfly, we feel that we have a unique opportunity to work together to collectively achieve greater impact in creating meaningful new habitat for such species on our corporate lands.
Featured Initiative: SP Pollinator Project Challenge
Demonstrating leadership as an industry by working together to create a connected corridor of wildlife habitat across our operations, and within the communities in which we operate, to create meaningful new habitat for pollinators in North America such as the Monarch butterfly.