INVISTA's Victoria, Texas, site recognized for environmental excellence
INVISTA has been recognized for its commitment to environmental stewardship by achieving the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certification at its site in Victoria, Texas.
INVISTA Victoria was designated as Certified Gold, a three-year certifcation signifying leadership among the over 700 WHC Conservation Certification programs. Programs are given a Certified, Silver Certified or Gold Certified designation.
The Victoria site sits on 4,500 acres, of which approximately 3,500 acres are available as a wildlife habitat. This includes a 55-acre constructed wetland as well as other native habitats. The construction of the wetland began in August of 1996, and INVISTA began a partnership with Victoria Independent School District in 1998 featuring an outdoor environmental classroom. In October of 1998, the first students arrived formally beginning the Wetland Environmental Science Education Encounter (WE SEE), which continues to this day. More than 68,000 students from 4th grade through college have visited the wetland habitat.
“The INVISTA Victoria site is recognized as meeting the strict requirements of WHC Conservation Certification,” said Margaret O’Gorman, President, WHC. “Companies achieving WHC Conservation Certification, like INVISTA, are environmental leaders, voluntarily managing their lands to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities that surround them.”
Vince Salvador, INVISTA Victoria site manager said, “Our employees have a strong tradition of environmental excellence, and I’m proud that commitment has been recognized with a gold-level certification by the Wildlife Habitat Council.”
About 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 25 countries. www.wildlifehc.org