Corporate Stewardship Council

The Corporate Stewardship Council (CSC) is a unique group of 18 New Jersey companies united behind a common goal of environmental sustainability and responsibility. Member companies include co-chairs PSEG and Mannington Mills, as well as Atlantic City Electric/Pepco Holdings, Covanta Energy, Chemours, Eastern Propane, JCP&L, Johnson and Johnson, New Jersey American Water, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance, Pfizer, Suez, Verizon, Trump National Golf Club-Bedminster, South Jersey Gas, Pine Island Cranberry Co. Inc., U.S. Silica and Crystal Springs Resort. Former CSC members include New Jersey Natural Gas, Merck, and Eagle Ridge Golf Course. Ex-officio CSC members are the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Many companies own or manage land in New Jersey that is located in ecologically sensitive or valuable areas. The Council recognizes the opportunity for these lands to play a critical role in the restoration of valuable habitats and recovery of declining populations of threatened plants and animals and offers a means for member companies to participate directly in habitat conservation.

Each member company works closely with staff at the New Jersey Audubon Society to evaluate habitat restoration or enhancement potential on its property or affiliated sites. Once identified, the partners work together to develop and implement a conservation plan intended to improve upon existing conditions and enhance habitat for rare wildlife and plants. The New Jersey Audubon Society will work with each member company to identify potential sources of outside funding for restoration projects. Member companies may also choose to take advantage of a number of other benefits available to their employees including volunteer work days with New Jersey Audubon staff, onsite environmental programming, and access to New Jersey Audubon staff for advice on shared environmental concerns.

Downloadable CSC Annual Reports