Wildlife Habitat Council awards INVISTA Waynesboro with certification
Wildlife at Work recertification through the Wildlife Habitat Council. The certification is part of international accreditation program in which companies create, conserve and restore wildlife habitats on corporate lands. INVISTA established and maintains a habitat program to foster natural wildlife, including an eastern bluebird monitoring program.INVISTA’s LYCRA® spandex manufacturing site in Waynesboro achieved a two-year
“This accomplishment demonstrates INVISTA’s continued focus to be a good steward of our land and natural resources,” said Brenda Kennell, INVISTA Waynesboro environmental specialist, and leads the site’s Wildlife at Work program. “We have great pride in this program and in building bird boxes for eastern bluebirds to call home as they lay their eggs.”
As part of the certification, the INVISTA team—comprised of more than 14 employees and volunteers—must build upon a monitoring program each year. The Waynesboro site has been certified for 23 years and has seven monitoring stations including those for its eastern bluebirds.
The Wildlife Habitat Council awarded INVISTA the recertification at its 25th annual Symposium in Baltimore. The Symposium provides an opportunity to celebrate corporate conservation and share ideas with other companies.
Other INVISTA locations that have certified Wildlife Habitat Council programs include manufacturing sites in Victoria, Texas and Camden, South Carolina.
About the Waynesboro facility
INVISTA’s Waynesboro, Va., manufacturing site began operations in 1929. Today the facility produces LYCRA® fiber for apparel and LYCRA HyFit™ fiber for personal hygiene products. The site also includes the company’s global research and development center for spandex, and is credited as the birthplace to spandex.