Albemarle Corporation Recognized by Wildlife Habitat Council for Excellence in Corporate Conservation at Kings Mountain Site
Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today that its site in Kings Mountain, N.C., was recently recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) for its excellence in corporate conservation in the Pollinator Project category at the 2020 WHC Awards. This recognition demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to environmental stewardship.
Albemarle’s Pollinator Project Award follows the official WHC certification of the company’s Kings Mountain pollinator garden earlier in the year. This award was received virtually at the 2020 WHC Awards held in early October. The WHC Awards honor excellence in corporate conservation across national and international companies spanning a variety of industry sectors.
“We are thrilled to receive recognition from WHC for the continued care and focus that our team at Kings Mountain dedicates to a critically important environmental effort,” said John Kuhn, Albemarle Environmental Manager. “This award from WHC represents our positive results from the pollinator garden and our commitment to Albemarle’s sustainability goals for the communities in which we work and live.”
The nearly 2,000 square-foot pollinator garden is situated atop a rock pile Albemarle reclaimed from previous lithium mining and is located within the 5-mile long Kings Mountain Gateway Trail. The garden provides an enhanced habitat for pollinators, particularly the monarch butterfly which has recently seen a species decline. Albemarle planted a variety of pollinator-friendly vegetation and monitors the garden’s progress.
This is Albemarle’s first project to receive an annual WHC Award.