Aristeo demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship by achieving Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certification for its Pollinator Garden at its main office in Livonia, MI. This certification comes after Aristeo became a WHC Corporate Member in 2017.
The Aristeo Pollinator Garden is a plot of land near the company’s headquarters that features 22 native Michigan plant species that provide food sources and shelter across multiple seasons, benefiting more than 70 pollinator species throughout their lifecycles. The garden began in October 2017 and has successfully increased the quality and quantity of pollinator habitat in the area. Dozens of Aristeo employees have spent hundreds of hours maintaining and monitoring the garden in preparation for certification.
“The Aristeo Pollinator Garden is recognized as meeting the strict requirements of WHC Conservation Certification,” said Margaret O’Gorman, President, WHC. “Companies achieving WHC Conservation Certification, like Aristeo, are environmental leaders, voluntarily managing their lands to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities that surround them.”
“We are excited to receive the WHC Conservation Certification for the Aristeo Pollinator Garden,” said President Michelle Aristeo Barton. “Inspired by many of our customers who are also WHC corporate members, this garden represents nearly two years of hard work by Aristeo employees and we’re proud of all they’ve accomplished. We are looking forward to maintaining this garden and watching the pollinator species thrive.”
The 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 48 states and 25 countries.