- Stellantis Windsor Assembly Plant (WAP) designated as Gold Certified by Wildlife Habitat Council for demonstrating commitment to environmental stewardship
- WAP currently engaged in 15 environmentally friendly and sustainability projects that were scored in five categories
- Certified Gold designation adds to recent accolades awarded to the plant on behalf of the WHC:2021 WHC Ibis Award2022 Conservation Certification for Turkey Creek Cleanup on World Environment Day
March 22, 2023 , Windsor, Ontario – The Stellantis Windsor (Ontario) Assembly Plant (WAP) has been recognized for its commitment to environmental stewardship, achieving Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Gold Certification through 15 different environmental projects at the facility in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Windsor Assembly Plant was designated as Certified Gold, signifying leadership amongst the more than 600 members of the WHC Conservation Certification programs. Awarded every two years, the environmental excellence honours are given at Certified, Silver or Gold designations. The plant and its employees received a combined score of 446 points for their efforts – far exceeding the required Gold tier minimum of 262 points – for projects in the following categories: Awareness and Community Engagement, Forested, Landscaped, Grassland, Training and Wetlands/Water Bodies Programs.
Included among the environmental outreach programs conducted by employees and members of the Stellantis and Unifor Local 444 Windsor Assembly Plant Joint Workplace Committee were environmental artwork events, planting trees on plant property and tidying the conservation area located around the facility.
“We are honoured to be recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council in recognition for our ongoing efforts to promote a positive and sustainable environmental impact throughout the local community,” said Dave Bellaire, Windsor Assembly Plant manager. “I am proud of the dedication and leadership shown by our employees and the Unifor Local 444 Joint Workplace Committee. Recognition from esteemed organizations such as the WHC demonstrates we are helping make a difference.”
“The Stellantis Windsor Assembly Plant is recognized as meeting the strict requirements of WHC Conservation Certification,” said Margaret O’Gorman, president, WHC. “Companies achieving WHC Conservation Certification, like the Stellantis Windsor Assembly Plant, are environmental leaders, voluntarily managing their lands to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities that surround them.”
The Certified Gold status recognition builds on recent accolades bestowed on the plant by the WHC. In 2021, the plant was the recipient of the WHC Ibis Award. It recognizes a WHC-certified program that has demonstrated resilience of spirit and advancement of conservation despite lockdowns, quarantines and additional government-mandated regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, the plant was also recognized with Conservation Certification by the WHC for promoting environmental sustainability within the local community where dozens of employee volunteers participated in a cleanup of Turkey Creek, located adjacent to the facility in observance of World Environment Day.
Wildlife Habitat Council
Wildlife Habitat Council promotes and certifies habitat conservation and management on corporate lands through partnerships and education. WHC Conservation Certification programs take corporate sustainability goals and objectives and translate them into tangible and measurable on-the-ground actions. Through a focus on building collaboration for conservation with corporate employees, other conservation organizations, government agencies and community members, WHC programs focus on healthy ecosystems and connected communities. WHC-assisted wildlife habitat and conservation education programs are found in 48 states and 24 countries. www.wildlifehc.org
Stellantis North America
Stellantis (NYSE: STLA) is one of the world’s leading automakers and a mobility provider. In North America, it’s best known for producing and selling vehicles in a portfolio of iconic and award-winning brands such as Jeep®, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Alfa Romeo and Fiat. Powered by its diversity, Stellantis leads the way the region and the world move – aspiring to become the greatest sustainable mobility tech company, not the biggest, while creating added value for all stakeholders as well as the communities in which it operates. For more information, visit www.stellantis.com.
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