Panasonic continues journey for green Vietnam

October 06, 2020 | 09:16
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Panasonic Vietnam Group prolongs its annual tree planting programme in Vietnam via donating 18,000 trees to Nam Dinh province, contributing to protecting its sea dyke, creating a green landscape and green living environment, and promoting sustainable development for Vietnamese people.
panasonic continues journey for green vietnam
Panasonic continued the journey for a green Vietnam

In response to the “To make the world cleaner 2020” campaign, Panasonic Vietnam cooperates with the Communication Centre for Natural Resources and Environment of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and People’s Committee of Nam Dinh province to donate 18,000 trees with the participation of nearly 100 Panasonic staff members and employees in cooperation with government and local authorities and locals planted casuarina trees donated by Panasonic.

panasonic continues journey for green vietnam
Panasonic continued the journey for a green Vietnam

Not only planting trees, Panasonic employees also joined garbage collection activities to clean up the beach and inspire local people, especially young people, and promote love for nature and environmental protection.

panasonic continues journey for green vietnam

The "Panasonic for a Green Vietnam" programme started in 2013. With expert consultation from the Communication Centre for Natural Resources and Environment, the programme has been successfully held in 10 provinces and cities ​​over the country, donating almost 140,000 trees for provinces both in the north and south.

This is one of Panasonic's annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in Vietnam, not only providing direct benefits such as environmental protection, economic development for the local community, but also contributing to the sustainable development of the country.

Marukawa Yoichi, general director of Panasonic Vietnam said, “During over 100 years since Panasonic established, and over 50 years of history in Vietnam, we have always centred on how we can contribute to society through our business by living in harmony with the environment. Therefore, the preservation of the environment is an essential matter for us." He added, “Nam Dinh is in a favourable geographical location for economic development and ecotourism with a 72km-long coastline. I understand the provincial government is also making efforts to protect its marine environment to boost its economy in a sustainable way.”

panasonic continues journey for green vietnam

Along with tree planting, Panasonic organised a collection of used batteries and exchanged them for Panasonic eco-batteries free of charge for the local people. This activity is to raise awareness among people about using batteries and energy sources without harmful substances, as well as properly handling batteries after use in order not to pollute the environment and affect public health. After four years of implementation, the programme has collected 50,000 harmful batteries and donated more than 20,000 Panasonic eco batteries.

Within the framework of the programme, 100 students from Nghia Thang Secondary School participated in the eco-learning class to learn about environmental protection solutions and create eco-friendly products from old plastic bottle caps, raising their awareness of reducing plastic waste, living green every day.

In addition, in this activity, the students also learned about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, from which they orient their actions and share their understanding to the community to realise this goal together.

By Ha Vy

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