GARDENIA Volunteers Plant 2,000 Seedlings

Binan, Laguna – Fifty volunteer employees joined Gardenia’s annual tree planting activity held recently in Brgy. Cansuso, Cavinti, Laguna.

Gardenia employees planted 2,000 seedlings of guyabano and narra trees across the forest landscape of Brgy. Cansuso. Foresters from Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Laguna provided the seedlings and assisted the employees.

The tree planting activity was conducted through DENR-PENRO’s National Greening Program, integrated with the updated Philippine Master Plan for Forestry Development (2016-2028), which aims to have 6.8 million hectares of existing forests protected, conserved and sustainably managed in 10 years.

Since 2014, Gardenia has been active in participating and investing in the sustainable management and protection of existing forests not just through tree-planting activities but also in tree-caring programs.

The environment department, which highly encourages the participation and investment of private sectors in its environmental endeavors, recognized Gardenia’s efforts through inviting the company in its National Arbor Day last June.

Tree planting activity is a voluntary cause and a part of Gardenia’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of giving back to the community and to the environment.

TREE PLANTING VOLUNTEERS: Fifty Gardenia employees took a break from their work and participated in the company’s annual tree planting activity. Volunteers were able to plant 2,000 seedlings of guyabano and narra trees in Brgy. Cansuso, Cavinti, Laguna.