WWF works in organization with organizations as a component of WWF’s Climate Savers Program to set and meet objectives to diminish carbon outflows, propel undertakings to shield their assets from atmosphere impacts, and guarantee the maintainability of their centre business.Driving companies cooperate with WWF to build up eager focuses to intentionally decrease their ozone depleting substance (GHG) outflows. Since the activity started in 1999, WWF’s 30 Climate Savers accomplices have decreased GHG emanations by more than 100 million tons – equal to taking 20 million autos off the street. By enhancing vitality productivity and different measures, Climate Savers organizations have spared a huge number of dollars, demonstrating again that securing nature bodes well.
Our reality is changing speedier than anybody anticipated. As of now, freshwater supplies are contracting, rural yields are dropping, our backwoods are consuming, and rising seas are more acidic—all, to a limited extent, because of a warming atmosphere. As our normal world changes around us, so does our lifestyle. Beach front home estimations drop as protection premiums rise; dry season diminishes bolster for American agriculturists’ cows and water for their products; more dust and clean noticeable all around bothers asthma and sensitivities in children and grown-ups alike.
At WWF, we trust we can battle this considerable danger and manufacture a more secure, more beneficial and stronger future for individuals and nature. We should reconsider the way we deliver and expend vitality, nourishment, and water; ensure the world’s backwoods; and enable individuals to get ready for an evolving world. Accomplishing this future will require activity by everybody, and we are as of now well on our way. Individuals are utilizing their aggregate voices to request change. Organizations are making interests in clean vitality, as of now making neighbourhood employments and more grounded economies.
Groups are upgrading their streets, structures, airplane terminals, and railways to make them atmosphere strong. What’s more, countries around the globe are resolved to convey on a historic point worldwide arrangement to control environmental change, known as the Paris Agreement. For quite a long time, WWF has connected with many Americans, driving organizations, and government pioneers to get ready for inescapable change and diminish the emanations that drive environmental change. Alicia Procello Maddox as of now directs corporate social obligation at Avery Dennison, which is a signatory to the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Climate Savers Program, a joint effort of organizations focused on ecological maintainability.
With over 15 years experience in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, Alicia Procello Maddox has managed the corporate social responsibilities of leading brands such as Nike and worked with state agencies such as the Southern California Public Health Association. Alicia Procello Maddox currently oversees corporate social responsibility at Avery Dennison, which is a signatory to the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Climate Savers Program, a collaboration of companies committed to environmental sustainability.
In December 2016, Avery Dennison signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the 2016 Green Power leadership Award recipient Apex Clean Energy. In the agreement, Apex would provide Avery Dennison with 20 MW of renewable energy annually from one of its wind energy farms in Texas, enough to power 50 percent of Avery’s US operations and to offset half of its greenhouse gas emissions.
The PPA highlights Avery Dennison’s commitment to tackling climate change and to establishing a company that generates value and is a force for good. It also marks a significant step for the company toward achieving its WWF Climate Savers Program target of 100 percent clean energy operations by 2025.
An experienced executive, Alicia Procello Maddox serves as president of the Avery Dennison Foundation in Glendale, California. Alongside her work for Avery Dennison, Alicia Procello Maddox is vice-chair on the board of directors of Public Health Advocates.
In its efforts to improve the health of all California residents, Public Health Advocates oversees research initiatives that aim to help policymakers address health disparities and widespread health issues at the state level. Over the years, the organization has pursued research on a variety of topics, including obesity, healthy eating, and healthy land use.
One of Public Health Advocates’ most recent research initiatives focused on the rise of diabetes in California and highlighted ways policymakers could reverse the trend. According to the study, nearly half of all adults in the state have prediabetes or undiagnosed diabetes.
The study also highlights the fact that the condition disproportionately affects adults of color, particularly Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and African Americans. In these groups, more than 50 percent of adults are estimated to have prediabetes.
To address the issue, Public Health Advocates recommends that policymakers improve access to quality health care and diabetes prevention programs and promote environments that encourage healthy eating and physical activity. Exercise, improvements in diet, and weight loss have shown to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes, and Public Health Advocates suggest that efforts focused on these areas can lessen the problem in California and the rest of the country.
Avery Dennison Foundation president Alicia Procello Maddox facilitates environmental and educational projects around the world with help from regional partners. In one recent project, Alicia Procello Maddox and her team were able to help a Honduran region improve its timber industry through Forest Stewardship Council certification.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a nonprofit organization, works to save forests through environmental stewardship and sound forest management practices. It tackles systemic problems related to forestry through work in economic, social, and environmental channels.
In order to encourage sustainable forest management and help the public identify companies that commit to environmental stewardship, the FSC operates a certification program internationally. This certification recognizes qualifying forest managers through the Forest Management certification, and responsible wood product-producing companies through the Chain of Custody certification.
In order to obtain Forest Management certification, forest managers and owners contract with accredited local certification bodies or join an existing forest management group. In either case, a thorough audit is performed.
Chain of Custody certification is open to businesses who act as links in the supply chain by which timber resources become consumer products. Retailers who sell end products are not required to attain certification, but all other links in the supply chain must attain certification through an accredited body or join a forest management group.