Business and nature Aurélie Leblanc-Florent
Introduction • Whatis a Business? • Whatis Nature • Separation of business and nature • Companiesthat cares about the environment • Profitable for companies. • How to reconnect business and nature. • Conclusion
Business • Social and economic forces • Rich and powerful • Have a lot of influence on people. • Theyshould lead by example. People willfollowthem. • Values not related to nature.
Nature • Source of life on earth • Conditions we live in • Social and psychological impacts on people. • Taking care of the environmentis an everyday habit. • The society needs to make more effort to preserve a healthyplanet.
Separation of business and nature. • Different values. • Somecompaniesonly care about money and power. • Growth of technology (more machineries, more vehicles, lessnaturalproducts…) • Not aware of the consequences.
Companieswho cares. • There are companieswhoreally care about the environment and incorporateit in theirwork. • Theymake extra effort to saveenergy, recycle, preserve water and share the information. • Somemaysupriseyou!! • Cars companiessuch as Nissan, Honda, General motors, Fordand Toyota.
Nissan • Theycreated a Green program to reduce CO2 emissions. • Staffs members are in charge of environmentalactivities. • Educate the public about recycling and how to wasteproperly. • Training for theiremployees. • Promoteecodriving habits.
Honda • List of good environmental effort. • Recycle industrial water, create Green Factoryprojects, purchase guidelines. • Theirfacilitiesincludeelectricvehicles, solarcelltechnology and home energy stations. • Progress towards CO2 reduction. • Great projectssuch as Treeplanting programs in Canada.
General Motors • Environmentalprogress • First major US automaker to manufatureelectricmotors. • Reducedoverall global energy and water usage. • 55 facilitiesaround the world thatcompletelylandfill-free (Recycle or reused to createenergy) • Take part in education programs. • Sponsor the EcoCARcompetition
Ford • Greener Miles program • Great effort with water conservation • Wildlifeatwork program • Save the Mustangs program • Take part in a lot of environmental efforts
Toyota • Createdtheirownspecialflowerspecies to reduce CO2 emissions. • Environmentalimprovement • Afforestation • Greenification • Floriculture • LivestockBiomass • Share information and give trainings on Eco driving
Profitable for companies • Ecological, social and economicalcrisis or as muchcrisis of spirit thanlack of resources. • People need nature in theirlives. • Theyneed good and peaceful conditions to work. • People are trying to find solution all around the world. • Recycle isobligatory in companies. • Why not stop creating a separation for the well-being of our society?
Conclusion • Reconnect Business and nature • Cars companies are stillreallyrich and powerful • Businesses and companies have to change theirmentality. • Share the information • They have to beaware of their influence and the importance of nature • Use their power in the right way • Environmental effort is good for theircompanies
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