When it comes to wire and cable, it doesn’t get much bigger than Southwire. Half of the wire and cable used to distribute electricity in the U.S. is produced by the Carrollton-based company, and half of the world’s copper rod is processed using equipment created by the company. With such a large footprint, the company’s potential to impact the environment is vast. In recent years, the company, with some 7,500 employees worldwide, has actively pursued sustainability goals and in 2017 signed on to the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative for companies to align their strategies with, among other things, environmental stewardship. In its hometown, the company is going “outside the fences” to improve the community through solar power initiatives and to protect local natural resources through stream restorations and efforts to reduce waste and energy consumption.
Georgia Water Coalition’s 2018 Clean 13 report highlights the efforts of individuals, businesses, industries, non-profit organizations and state and local governments who are protecting our water, restoring the health of Georgia’s waterways and preserving them for future generations.
The Coalition is a consortium of more than 250 conservation and environmental organizations, hunting and fishing groups, businesses, and faith-based organizations that have been working to protect Georgia’s water since 2002.