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 and within our communities, is one component of this vision and the focus of SP’s Biodiversity Work Group.
We know that many of the Earth Month activities and conservation projects SP member companies had planned for this Spring have been canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And while our corporate conservation events may be postponed for the time being, it’s important that we all take the time to reconnect with nature and wildlife whenever we can, particularly in these challenging times. One excellent way to do that is by encouraging employees to take on small projects in their own backyards to support pollinators.
If you are supporting pollinators at home, we want to hear from you! Take a photo of your efforts and share it on social media using the hashtags #SuppliersPartnership #PollinatorChallenge. Or, e-mail a photo to email@example.com
How can employees support pollinators at home?
Create a small landscaping bed or container garden with pollinator friendly native plants.Step by step guidance on where to start and ecoregional native planting guides are available from groups like Pollinator Partnership, US Forest Service and others. A quick Google search will return several options for ordering plants / seeds online or check if your local garden center is offering delivery or curbside pickup service, many are!
Monitor pollinators around your home to contribute to citizen science efforts. The iOS / Android Insight Citizen Science App, for example, is a good way to contribute meaningful scientific data by observing pollinators in your home garden and recording your findings in the free app.