Donation extends Enterprise’s “roads and roots”®: Five-year Healthy Rivers Project” and strengthens its commitment to causes that positively impact employees and customers
ST. LOUIS, September 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation today announced a $30 million donation to The Nature Conservancy. The gift extends the “Roads and Roots: Enterprise Healthy Rivers Project“, which supports The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to support the protection, restoration, and sustainable management of rivers and other freshwater ecosystems globally. The “Roads and Roots: Enterprise Healthy Rivers Project” was first established in 2017, when the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation pledged an initial five-year term, $30 million donation to The Nature Conservancy. This latest donation, which will also be spread over a five-year period, will further benefit many of the world’s most vital rivers, watersheds, streams and more.
“At Enterprise, we are passionate about supporting causes and initiatives that positively impact the communities where our employees and customers live and work,” said Caroline Kindle, Chairman of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation. “Our ‘Roads and Roots’ program is a shining example of this feeling. Our employees are deeply passionate about this initiative, and we look forward to seeing the continued progress this program will have on many of the world’s most vital waterways. »
Support for The Nature Conservancy through the “Roads and Roots: Enterprise Healthy Rivers Project“has already achieved significant conservation results at these estimated scales1:
- Securing or improving the health of nearly 5,400 river miles
- Keeping 54 million pounds of pollutants out of rivers and streams
- Conserve 7 million acres of land
- Take action that helps improve water security for 78 million people
Over the next five years, The Nature Conservancy will use the donation from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to continue conserving rivers and other freshwater ecosystems around the world. Targeted geographies include:
- United States – The funding will support many US rivers, with a particular focus on the Colorado River Basin and the Mississippi River Basin.
- Canada – Funding will support Indigenous-led land and water conservation, including in Canada’s boreal and coastal region. British Columbia.
- Europe – The funding will help ensure that The Nature Conservancy’s proven scientific approaches to river protection are shared across the continent to help create more resilient watersheds and protect and restore rivers.
“Business has a vital role to play in protecting nature and Enterprise has demonstrated its commitment to this work over the past five years – and is now ensuring it will continue for the next five years,” said jennifer morris, CEO of The Nature Conservancy. “This generous donation will continue the work of not only protecting freshwater, but also the communities that depend on it.”
In addition to “Roads and Roots: Enterprise Healthy Rivers Project“, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation oversees a variety of initiatives aimed at positively impacting the communities where its employees and customers live and work. Examples:
- Enterprise Holdings ROAD Forward – Enterprise announced for the first time its ROAD Forward commitment of $55 million in November 2020. The initiative focuses on Rrespect, Oopportunity, Aachievement and D(ROAD) for Youth and Families by helping to address three areas that need urgent attention: early childhood development, youth health and well-being, and career and college readiness. Through the ROAD Forward program, annual grants are distributed locally to address social and racial equity issues.
- Enterprise 50 Million Tree Pledge – Created in honor of 50 years of Enterprisee anniversary and to thank customers for their longstanding support, this program funds the planting of 50 million trees across the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the UK
- Enterprise Fill Your Tank® Program – Created in honor of the 60e anniversary at the end of 2016, this program is committed to fighting against food insecurity in the world. In 2020, the Foundation announced a reinvestment in the program and pledged additional funding $65 million in Enterprise Fill Your Tank to fight food insecurity. This brings Enterprise’s total financial commitment to the program to $115 million annually.
“Giving back is part of our DNA,” Kindle said. “Since its creation in 1982, our Foundation has donated over $520 million to thousands of non-profit organizations focused on community betterment, education, and environmental stewardship.”
For more information on Enterprise’s philanthropic initiatives, visit https://www.enterpriseholdings.com/en/corporate-social-responsibility/philanthropic-initiatives.html.
About Enterprise Holdings
Enterprise Holdings is a leading provider of mobility solutions, owning and operating the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent a Car brands through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries. Enterprise Holdings and its affiliates provide a wide range of car rental services, car sharing, truck rental, fleet management and car retailing, as well as travel management and other transportation services, to make travel easier and more convenient for customers. Private company owned by the taylor Family of Saint Louis, month., Enterprise Holdings manages a diverse fleet of more than 1.85 million vehicles through a network of nearly 10,000 fully-staffed neighborhood and airport rental locations in more than 90 countries and territories.
About The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so nature and people can thrive together. We fight climate change, conserve land, water and oceans on an unprecedented scale, provide food and water sustainably, and help make cities more sustainable. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that involves local communities, governments, the private sector and other partners. To learn more, visitwww.nature.org or follow @nature_presson Twitter.
1 Source: The Nature Conservancy
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