Environment and climate change
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In December 2004 Cadbury launched the Earthshare programme. The Earthshare programme creates a partnership between all stakeholders interested in cocoa farming in Ghana: Earthwatch, Cadbury staff and business units, early careers Ghanaian scientists, researchers, local communities in Ghana,...
Aviva sponsors the Aviva/Earthwatch Europe Award for Climate Change Research. The award is granted to an individual field scientist, currently working with Earthwatch, who is carrying out research relating to the issues of climate change.
The partnership with Earthwatch and Anglo American enjoyed a pilot employee engagement programme in 2004, linking with their own internal training programme.
PHH Arval, a leading fleet management company, collaborated with Environmental Defense Fund to develop the PHH GreenFleet programme, greenhouse gas management program for corporate fleets. The program helps fleets measure, reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions.
Citigroup and The Alliance for Environmental Innovation have teamed up to help reduce the environmental impact of copy paper.
The Audubon Society, a US based environmental conservation group, received its largest grant ever, $20 million, from Toyota, to fund conservation projects, train environmental leaders and boost volunteerism.
Coca-Cola’s partnership with WWF promotes sustainable agriculture in Coca-Cola’s supply chain, focusing on the production of sugar cane, and more recently oranges and corn. They have initiated a number of pilot projects to improve production and farm practices.
In 2007 the Citi Foundation granted $200,000 to the Rainforest Alliance (RA) to build the capacity of small and growing businesses and communities.
Kodak was among some 50 American companies operating in Brazil to participate in the first annual Volunteer Week, held under the auspices of USAID with environmental improvement as the theme.