'Panasonic for a Green Vietnam' marks 10-year journey

April 24, 2023 | 12:43
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On April 15, Panasonic Vietnam held the Panasonic Eco relay Tree planting programme and donated 13,500 trees at Xuan Lien Natural Reserve and neighbouring areas, marking the 10th year of the project.
'Panasonic for a Green Vietnam' marks 10-year journey

Nearly 100 Panasonic employees in cooperation with the local authorities and local people will plant 13,000 trees donated by Panasonic Vietnam Group companies as part of the initiative.

These include resin trees, Burma padauk and Magnolia trees. In addition, 500 Burmese grape trees were planted on at Ban Ma village and Tien Son village to create greenery and promote sustainable tourism.

Tree planting is the main activity of Eco Relay scheme, a global initiative of Panasonic to inspire employees to be “sustainable ambassadors.” The initiative aims to convey the message of environment protection and the inspiration of sustainable development to communities.

Oka Hiroyuki, director of Panasonic Vietnam said, “Environment has been always put at the core of Panasonic’s activities for over 50 years in Vietnam. That’s why we have implemented the tree planting programme for 10 consecutive years.

"We aim to offer a meaningful opportunity for our employees to join hands and contribute to a green Vietnam and spread the message of wellness and sustainable development."

'Panasonic for a Green Vietnam' marks 10-year journey
Nearly 100 Panasonic employees in Vietnam participated in this meaningful activity at Xuan Lien Nature Reserve, Thanh Hoa

The "Panasonic for a Green Vietnam” programme started in 2013. This year, the company chose to plant in the natural reserve of Xuan Lien, Thanh Hoa.

The area plays a significant role in the upper forested watershed of the Chu River. Covering an area of ​​about 27,700 hectares, it is home to natural forests, rivers, and lakes that play the role of protecting water sources for domestic use and irrigation for millions of people in the central province of Thanh Hoa and surrounding areas. The area also maintains groundwater, prevents erosion and landslides, and reduces floods.

It also has a high level of biodiversity, with the habitat of many rare and precious plant and animal species listed in the Vietnam Red Book. In addition, the reserve impressive scenery such as Cua Dat Lake.

Tran Thao Linh, a member of Panasonic Vietnam said, "Volunteering activities this weekend were a bonding time and an opportunity for each Panasonic member to become an 'environmental ambassador', contributing a small part for a green Vietnam.”

Besides this Panasonic Eco relay programme, the company has just completed planting over 360,000 trees in 13 provinces nationwide, together with the Ministry of Environment and Natural resources, making it the biggest tree-planting project in Vietnam.

In addition to planting trees, Panasonic's employees have joined in various activities to support Xuan Lien Nature Reserve and neighbouring areas, such as the eco-learning class for students, and sustainable tourism workshop for residents.

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Panasonic Vietnam officially launched the campaign “Live Green and Wellness with Gen G” to inspire Vietnamese young people and all concerned to lead an environmentally-friendly and healthy lifestyle.

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In Vietnam, with its strength in technology and dedication to contribute more to society, Panasonic has been making concerted efforts to bring a comprehensive and healthy life to local people, while simultaneously contributing to the country’s sustainable development.

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Panasonic Vietnam took part in the "Live Green and Wellness with Gen G" campaign and the Gen G Ambassador Initiative Fund award, held in Hanoi on February 25.

By Thanh Van

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