Bridgestone Americas Inc. (BSAM) has been honored with the 2011 William W. Howard C.E.O. (Conservation, Education, and Outreach) Award. The recognition comes from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC).
BSAM was recognized for its work in creating wildlife habitat areas at its facilities. The WHC also noted BSAM’s ongoing commitment to environmental education and outreach.
“Our wildlife habitats are the embodiment of our environmental mission – ‘to help ensure a healthy environment for current and future generations’,” said Tim Bent, director of Environmental Affairs for BSAM. “Our habitat projects teach the importance of biodiversity and environmental conservation and help us carry that important message to the communities in which we operate and to industry as a whole.”
The WHC honored BSAM in 2009 for its work in environmental education and outreach through its wildlife habitats. In 2009, the Bridgestone Environmental Education Classroom and Habitat (BEECH) at the company’s Warren County, Tenn., truck and bus tire manufacturing facility was named the Corporate Habitat of the Year.
“Bridgestone Americas has been an exemplary partner to the council for the past 15 years, creating a roadmap for how a major corporation can make a substantial difference in the natural world around us, while teaching others how to be involved in the values of nature” said Robert Johnson, president of the WHC.
BSAM maintains 10 wildlife habitats certified by the WHC throughout the U.S. Each provides a preserve for native flora and fauna, while many also offer a tailored environmental learning experience for their local communities