Advocacy Partnerships

CEO Climate Dialogue

The CEO Climate Dialogue (CEO Dialogue) is a group of 21 companies with over $1.4 trillion in combined annual revenue and 4 leading environmental nonprofit organizations that are committed to advancing climate action and durable federal climate policy in the U.S. Congress. The goal of the group is to urge the President and Congress to enact a market-based approach to climate change in accordance with a set of six Guiding Principles for climate legislation. 

The American Waterways Operators

The American Waterways Operators is the national advocate for the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry, which serves the nation as the safest, most environmentally friendly, and most economical mode of freight transportation. AWO members operate on the rivers, coasts, Great Lakes, and harbors of the United States, moving vital commodities safely, reducing air emissions, water pollution, and highway congestion, protecting homeland security, and providing family-wage jobs for tens of thousands of Americans. AWO promotes the long-term economic soundness of the industry and works to enhance its ability to provide safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible transportation.

Waterways Council Inc. (WCI)

Waterways Council Inc. (WCI)

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) is the national public policy organization that advocates for a modern and well-maintained national system of ports and inland waterways.  WCI is supported by waterways carriers, shippers --- including LafargeHolcim -- port authorities, agriculture, labor and conservation organizations, shipping associations and waterways advocacy groups from all regions of the country. 

National Waterways Foundation

The National Waterways Foundation (NWF) commissions research, studies, and educational information that addresses public policy issues related to America's inland waterways system to help the public understand how to maintain our waterways system, enhance its capabilities and promote its value in the future. NWF’s mission is to develop the intellectual and factual arguments for an efficient, well-funded and secure inland waterways system.