Eastman’s Longview Site Again Receives Corporate Lands of Learning Certification from Wildlife Habitat Council

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Eastman’s Longview Site Again Receives Corporate Lands of Learning Certification from Wildlife Habitat Council

Eastman has received international recognition for its contributions to conservation education by the Wildlife Habitat Council.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 9:30am

CAMPAIGN: Eastman Corporate Responsibility

CONTENT: Press Release

December 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Eastman demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship by achieving recertification for Corporate Lands for Learning - Conservation Certification at its Texas Operations.

Conservation Certification sets the standard for corporate conservation actions and produces quantitative benefits to corporations, communities and the environment. Conservation Certification:

  • Recognizes meaningful wildlife habitat management and conservation education programs.
  • Provides third-party credibility and an objective evaluation.
  • Helps companies demonstrate a long-term commitment to managing quality habitat for wildlife, conservation education and community outreach initiatives.

These programs, made possible by dedicated members, volunteers and partners, demonstrate excellence in the areas of wildlife habitat enhancement and restoration, and conservation education.

Achieving initial Corporate Lands for Learning certification in 2013, Eastman’s Texas Operations’ longstanding environmental education program provides site-based outdoor learning opportunities to numerous groups throughout both Gregg and Harrison Counties and beyond.  Partnering with environmental entities such as Texas A&M Forest Service and East Texas Beekeepers Association, the education programs reach hundreds of students and informal learners each year.

“We are honored to receive this award for our conservation education programs,” said Mark Bogle, vice president and general manager, Eastman’s Texas Operations. “Our Nature Trail and Demonstration Forest programs have enhanced our ability to connect with the community and the education process to promote Eastman’s commitment to environmental stewardship.”

Looking ahead, the Corporate Lands for Learning - Conservation Certification team at Eastman’s Texas Operations has set goals for the next three years to continue to develop the environmental education program and to improve the on-site infrastructure to allow for even greater learning experiences by all attendees.  The program is expected to provide value to the community for years to come. 

Wildlife Habitat Council

The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) is a nonprofit, non-lobbying organization dedicated to increasing the quality and amount of wildlife habitat on corporate, private and public lands. WHC devotes its resources to building partnerships with corporations and conservation groups to create solutions that balance the demands of economic growth with the requirements of a healthy, biodiverse and sustainable environment. WHC-assisted wildlife habitat and conservation education programs are found in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and 11 other countries. To learn more, visit www.wildlifehc.org.

About Eastman​

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries and had 2014 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 15,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com

Keywords: Environment & Climate Change | Awards & Recognition | Conservation | Corporate Lands of Learning | Eastman | Education | Environmental Stewardship | Volunteerism & Community Engagement | Wildlife Habitat Council

CAMPAIGN: Eastman Corporate Responsibility

CONTENT: Press Release