07 Apr '12, 8pm

Transforming Business Practices: See what we're doing to help businesses embrace #sustainability:

Transforming Business Practices: See what we're doing to help businesses embrace #sustainability:

We've certified over 157 million acres (63.6 million hectares) of forestland around the world according to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards for responsible forest management. We've trained more than 2,000 tourism entrepreneurs to operate sustainably by installing solar panels, treating wastewater properly and composting organic residues. In Ecuador, we've worked with the indigenous Kichwa community of Añangu, whose Napo Wildlife Center earns community members a sustainable income while conserving 53,500 acres (over 21,400 hectares) of rainforest. Five percent of all Fortune 500 companies purchase Rainforest Alliance Certified™ products. Consumers spend billions of dollars per year on Rainforest Alliance Certified products, which are sold by retail giants such as Walmart, Costco, Safeway, Home Depot, Sam's Club, Staples and Lowe's. In a study of 129 FSC/Rainforest...

Full article: http://rainforest-alliance.org/about/business-practices

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