Earthwatch and Amcor celebrate 10 years of commitment to conservation and climate research
This year Earthwatch and Amcor are celebrating 10 years of partnership and commitment to conservation and climate research. Since 2001, around 90 Amcor employees have participated in Earthwatch expeditions that make a difference to the environment and take positive steps towards a sustainable future.
Amcor employees stop for a photo during an Earthwatch expedition
Through the partnerships Employee Engagement Program, Amcor staff have worked alongside leading scientists in the field and contributed to valuable research that will help to develop real solutions to the current environmental challenges. Amcor have undertaken expeditions such as Costa Rica Sea Turtles in 2002, Butterflies in Vietnam in 2003, and Crocodiles of the Okavango in 2006, as well as many other global and Australian based research projects.
This year Amcor will again give 15 staff members the opportunity to become an environmental champion in their own workplace and community. We look forward to working with Amcor and providing their employees an opportunity to make a personal difference to the environment.
The partnership exemplifies Amcor's commitment to environmental care and sustainability, and demonstrates core values, social responsibility and teamwork in action.
We would like to commend the efforts of Amcor and their employees for the past 10 years and look forward to the launch of 2011 Earthwatch fellowships. Congratulations Amcor!
Amcor employee, Marcin Tomczyk, explores the wildlife on an Earthwatch expedition
Did you know?
Our very own Earthwatch Executive Director, Richard Gilmore originally engaged with Earthwatch as an Amcor Earthwatch fellow. He joined Amcor Recycling in 2001 and held a number of roles, including New South Wales' Business Development Manager. Richard represented Amcor as a corporate fellow on Earthwatch expedition, Mangroves of Kenya, and as a result has further assisted with the establishment of Earthwatch's Sri Lankan Mangroves project in 2006.