Ten Major Mass. Businesses Form Corporate Council With State Environmental League

Ten prominent Massachusetts companies have joined together as a business council to provide a corporate voice in support of environmental regulations, The Boston Globe reports.

“The purpose is to make clear that a healthy environment and a healthy economy are not in conflict,” said George Bachrach, a former state senator who took over as head of the Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) last year.

The Boston-area companies that have formed the ELM Corporate Council include Stop & Shop, Legal Sea Foods, Saunders Hotel Group, Shawmut Design and Construction, Grossman Marketing, Triumvirate Environmental, Cape Wind Associates, Genzyme, Millipore, and NSTAR.

The objective of the new business council is to liaise the corporate sector with environmental advocates to improve policy and business practice in Massachusetts.

The Corporate Council will represent a pro-business and pro-environment association that advocates for sound environmental and business regulatory policy.

“…Businesses and environmental groups have more in common than sometimes they think they do,” said Rick Heller, senior vice president and general counsel for Legal Sea Foods.

Published: December 3, 2008