TORONTO - INCO LIMITED has pledged $200,000 a year for the next five years to the WORLD WILDLIFE FUND CANADA. The donation will support a three-pronged conservation program, namely, to conserve species at risk of national and global importance in Canada; to develop a conservation stewardship approach for Inco in Canada; and to scope and explore work of a similar nature in areas where Inco operates internationally.
For the past two decades, Inco has supported WWF Canada on a number of environmental projects, including the Endangered Species Recovery Fund and the Manitoba Ecologically Sensitive Areas Project. In 2004, in an exercise sponsored by Corporate Knights magazine, the CEOs of Inco and WWF Canada traded jobs for a day to gain a better understanding of one another's organizations.
With Christmas not too far in the future, readers might want to go to www.WWF.ca and consider adopting a polar bear or boreal forest as a gift this holiday season.