This activity not only supports Vung Tau to gear itself toward becoming a green city and responds to the call from the prime minister for one billion trees to be planted nationwide from 2021 to 2025, but also demonstrates the environmental, social, and governance strategy (ESG) that the company is pursuing – in which reaching net-zero is one of the major commitments.
The impact of climate change and natural disasters has become increasingly complex, affecting all aspects of socioeconomic life and the environment and threatening the country’s sustainable development.
Therefore, planting and protecting forests and developing trees for environmental protection is of vital significance. Since 2021, Vietnam has been rolling out a project to plant one billion trees by 2025.
On a local scale, many cities and provinces have responded to the project by encouraging people to plant trees at home or through community programmes.
For Vung Tau, this project not only increases the density of trees for people in the city but also helps it move to a green city model.
Aligned with their sustainable development goals, SCGC and LSP have been initiating many programmes to leverage the environment and better the lives of people in communities around their complex.
Recently, SCGC and LSP, in collaboration with Vung Tau People’s Committee, planted 300 trees in a public area in Long Son commune, turning the surrounding environment into green spaces.
Moreover, inside the LSP complex, 24.3ha of mangrove forest have been conserved. The plantation of 400 trees, including 100 poinciana trees and 300 yellow-flamboyant trees, in Vung Tau today is another effort to manifest their sustainability and ESG commitments towards a net-zero society.
|Dhep Vongvanich, with representatives of Vung Tau province and SCGC staff, participated in planting trees at the event |
|At the Kick-off Conference to develop the Vietnam National Action Plan towards a Circular Economy in late June, SCG and its subsidiaries showed our strong commitment to work hand-in-hand with the government and the private sector in Vietnam to tackle the emerging issues of waste management and climate change to move towards the net-zero goal in 2050. |
Dhep Vongvanich, advisor to president and CEO of SCG said, “At the Kick-off Conference to develop the Vietnam National Action Plan towards a Circular Economy in late June, SCG and its subsidiaries showed our strong commitment to work hand-in-hand with the government and the private sector in Vietnam to tackle the emerging issues of waste management and climate change to move towards the net-zero goal in 2050."
"SCGC and LSP actually started our actions a long time ago as a joint effort with the local community of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province. From the waste management project at schools and communes in Long Son to a wider-scale project on a provincial level, we are now delighted to work together with Vung Tau city on this plantation project. These actions clearly manifest our continuous corporate commitment to the sustainable future of the locality and Vietnam,” added Vongvanich.
Chairman of Vung Tau People’s Committee Hoang Vu Thanh said, “As a part of the collaboration between the people's committee and SCGC, we organised the planting of trees across the city. Through this programme, we want to spread the green tree planting movement to every individual, household, agency, and business so that the entire society can join hands and passionately engage in planting trees and forests. We hope to raise awareness and implement effective strategies to safeguard forests, plants, and our own lives."
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