The Council's list of charter members reads like a who's who of sophisticated, global companies including Boeing, CH2M HILL, The Coca-Cola Company, The Dow Chemical Company, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, General Motors, IBM, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, The Walt Disney Company and the World Environment Center.
Based in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices around the world, the World Environment Center is an independent, non-profit, non-advocacy organization that advances sustainable development through the business practices and operations of its member companies.
By launching the Innovations in Environmental Sustainability Council, the World Environment Center intends to harness the power of global companies to incorporate sustainability more deeply into business strategy and corporate practice. The companies will be able to apply what is learned from this collaboration within their own organizations, not only to achieve greater efficiency and effectiveness through operations, but also to identify and develop related opportunities for innovation and growth.
The first meeting of the Council will be held February 7-8, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.
John J.P. Howley