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Panasonic presents 25,000 trees to Dong Nai protect forest

Released at: 15:58, 21/05/2018

Panasonic presents 25,000 trees to Dong Nai protect forest

Photo: Panasonic Vietnam

"Panasonic for a Green Vietnam" tree-planting program sees a total of 100,000 trees planted in Vietnam.

by Linh San

Panasonic, in cooperation with the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and the Dong Nai Provincial People’s Committee, presented 25,000 trees to the Tan Phu Protected Forest and planted over 100,000 trees in total during the annual “Panasonic for a Green Vietnam” tree-planting program, to celebrate the corporation’s 100th anniversary this year.

“Derived from the unchanged business philosophy of ‘Contribute to Society’ of our founder Konosuke Matsushita, adopted since 1918, along with our commitment for long-term existence to support national sustainable development, Panasonic continuously expands its investment and improves the quality of its products and services to be a leading consumer electronics brand and pioneering B2B solution provider, with total investment of $243 million in Vietnam and a workforce of nearly 8,000 employees,” said Mr. Kazuhiro Matsushita, General Director of Panasonic Vietnam.

“Panasonic for a Green Vietnam” is one of Panasonic’s environmental activities in Vietnam. The company has presented trees in four provinces in the north (Thai Binh, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, and Hoa Binh) since 2014 to protect UNESCO heritage sites.

This year’s program will see some 25,000 acacia mangium wild and tabebuia rosea trees planted in the Dong Nai River’s protected forest, contributing to the landscape and providing shade along the road to the Thac Mai - Bau Nuoc Soi tourism site and water retention for the Tri An Reservoir, limiting the impact of climate change on water flows in the Dong Nai River.

“Together with MoNRE, through many positive environmental activities like ‘Panasonic for a Green Vietnam’, Panasonic Vietnam has joined hands to promote enthusiasm among local people and the company’s employees in greening the Earth, increasing awareness in the community about environmental protection, and improving people’s quality of life,” said Mr. Nguyen Viet Dung, Director of the Center for Environment Training and Communication at MoNRE.

Within the program, Panasonic Vietnam has organized an eco-learning class to study climate change and an eco-workshop to create different artworks using familiar grains, which attracted 100 students and teachers and not only encouraged students to love the environment but also enhanced their creativity.

The company has constantly developed its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in the field of education, to enhance the workforce, including the Panasonic Risupia Vietnam center, the Panasonic Scholarship program, and the Kids Witness News program, and in the field of environmental protection to expand eco-friendly lifestyles, such as the 100,000 solar lanterns project to support remote communities, eco-learning classes, and no-car day, among others.

Panasonic’s efforts were recognized in it receiving a Vietnam Environment Award from MoNRE in 2017 and a Golden Dragon Award 2018 as a leading brand in the industry.

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