The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce the release of its 2013 Annual Review. We invite you to take a look to learn more about our exciting intiatives and successes of the past year, notably the award of a $2.45 million State Department grant and our new signature initiative, Preparing Business Leaders for a Sustainable Future. Enjoy!
Santiago, Chile, Oct. 16, 2013
The World Environment Center (WEC) announced
today at the Annual National Conference on Olive Oil in Chile the successful
completion of a U.S. Department of State funded project to expand the
sustainable development commitments of the Chilean Olive Oil industry by
reducing energy and water consumption, minimizing waste and raw material usage
and lowering operating costs. Dr. Terry F. Yosie, WEC’s President and
CEO, presented the final results of the project at the Conference.
their participation in this project, 11 olive oil producers generated
savings of $157,800 and invested $114,800 in Cleaner Production
technology. In addition, collective environmental benefits realized by
these companies as a direct result of this project include: 487,027 kw
hours saved; CO2 emissions reduced by 263 tons; 8,855 cubic meters of
project’s success was highlighted by Dr.
Yosie in his speech at today’s conference, “Innovation and market scale are two
of the most important factors in making your industry more competitive and more
sustainable,” he stated. “ChileOliva’s partnership in our project is a leading
example of innovative thinking, a commitment to quality, and the implementation
of sustainable practices across a national industry for the benefit of the
Francisco Suarez of FEMSA and Terry Yosie
An October 7-9 green business summit in Mexico City brought together global industry leaders to discuss this year's theme, Small & Medium Enterprises and Greening the Supply Chain. WEC President & CEO Terry Yosie was selected to present his keynote speech, Innovation and Scale in the Supply Chain. Full summit info available on the Negocios Verdes site.