Sites installed boxes for local wildlife
The employees of our Newberry, Tampa and Port Manatee Plants, as well as our Cordele and Newnan Terminals, demonstrated their commitment to environmental stewardship by achieving Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Silver Certification. Silver certification signifies leadership among the over 700 WHC Conservation Certification programs.
To achieve WHC’s Silver Certification, the site took actions that included the installation and monitoring of bat boxes, bluebird boxes, wood duck boxes, as well as planting monarch butterfly gardens and native flowering plants. In addition, the Tampa Plant installed a large, elevated perch for osprey on top of a silo.
“These plants and terminals are recognized as meeting the strict requirements of WHC Conservation Certification,” said Margaret O’Gorman, President, WHC. “Companies achieving WHC Conservation Certification, like Argos, are environmental leaders, voluntarily managing their lands to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities that surround them.”
In addition to these sites, our Roberta Cement Plant was also awarded recertification in 2017.
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 47 states, the District of Columbia and 22 countries.