wildlife habitat council


Ashland’s commitment to environmental conservation and stewardship via collaboration with Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), a non-profit, non-lobbying organization, dates back nearly a decade with the implementation of environmental conservation projects at several sites.  

WHC’s certification program is the only voluntary sustainability standard designed for biodiversity enhancement and conservation education activities on corporate lands.  Our work with WHC improves the environmental and social impacts of the company’s operations on our communities.

The WHC sites include former landfills that have been closed, active manufacturing facilities, and former manufacturing facilities – each has been turned into conservation projects.  These efforts align with Ashland’s global sustainability initiatives and Responsible Care® goals.

Common projects include: creation of habitat such as grasslands, wetlands, water bodies, forests, and meadows; encourage native plants and animals to use habitats; installation of nesting boxes for birds, bats, and pollinators; and species monitoring with surveys and cameras.

Ashland has partnered with many organizations to support WHC projects. Recent partnerships have included Rutgers University, Boy Scouts of America, and Delaware Nature Society.

Ashland’s conservation efforts expanded this year with the addition of three new sites to the existing WHC program portfolio, for a total of seven certified sites. Two sites have achieved gold certification and fives sites are certified silver. 

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