Vetiver Grass project spreads its roots into sustainability and conservation The vetiver grass mat and basket construction project has expanded from just rehabilitating prisoners to assisting with land stabilization and the provision of raw material for the project. The project is now in its second and third phases which include the planting of the grass in a nursery type setting and creating employment for the farmers involved.
Mark Vergnano is president and CEO of the Chemours Co., headquartered in Wilmington. This much is clear: the demands of our world and its burgeoning population are not going away. And with each passing year, they become more pressing, more urgent, and it’s up to all of us to face those expectations head-on. No other response will do. When Chemours chose to keep its headquarters in Wilmington, we made the decision for the area’s highly educated workforce, close proximity to customers, and favorable changes to the state’s corporate tax structure. Most importantly, however, we made the decision for the state’s leadership in sustainability.