One Workers One Tree… Seven Up Bottling Firm To Plant 2,500 Timber Throughout Nigeria

One Workers One Tree… Seven Up Bottling Firm To Plant 2,500 Timber Throughout Nigeria

Nigeria’s main beverage bottling enterprise, Seven-Up Bottling Firm, has commenced a inexperienced atmosphere initiative to plant 2,500 bushes throughout the nation.

The initiative tagged “One Workers One Tree,” was flagged off in partnership with the Lekki Estates Residents & Stakeholders Affiliation (LERSA), and Eco-Restoration Basis (ERF), alongside the Lekki – Epe expressway, Lagos, in commemoration of the 2024 World Environmental Day.

Commenting on the initiative, the Managing Director, Seven-Up Bottling Firm, Ziad Maalouf, highlighted the significance of bushes within the inexperienced atmosphere drive.

“As an organization that operates inside the FCMG trade, with a eager give attention to inspiring and refreshing Nigerians, we’re additionally dedicated to the sustainability of the atmosphere wherein we function. Timber are pivotal to combating local weather change, enhancing ecological resilience, enhancing air high quality, and fostering a greener city atmosphere. In step with this 12 months’s World Environmental Day theme: “Land Restoration, Desertification & Drought Resilience,” our One Workers One Tree initiative is our method of contributing to the inexperienced atmosphere course of and is a testomony to SBC’s love for Naija and the dedication to defending the atmosphere and selling a tradition of sustainability.” Maalouf mentioned.

The “One Workers One Tree” initiative was launched with key stakeholders and dignitaries inside the trade current to witness the graduation of the undertaking.

Head, Authorized & Company Affairs, Seven-Up Bottling Firm, Nkemdirim Agboti shared that the corporate is donating 1,000 bushes to the Lekki million tree planting undertaking whereas extending the initiative to different states concurrently.

“We’re delighted to help the Huge Lekki Million Timber undertaking by LERSA, LCC and ERF by means of our One Workers-One tree initiative as this aligns with our sustainability dedication at SBC.

Immediately, in commemoration of this 12 months’s World Surroundings Day celebration, we’re flagging off our ‘One Workers One Tree’ initiative with a donation of 1000 bushes to this undertaking. Our partnership on this undertaking with LERSA additionally contains upkeep, to make sure that these bushes survive and make the specified impression on our surroundings. Below our One Workers One Tree initiative, we will likely be planting 2,500 bushes concurrently throughout varied Nigerian cities the place our vegetation are positioned,” he mentioned.

Additional sharing SBC’s imaginative and prescient with this initiative, Sustainability Supervisor, Lovelyn Okoye, famous SBC’s dedication to a inexperienced atmosphere for Nigeria and urged Nigerians to embrace the inexperienced initiative by planting and preserving bushes, to assist ship a vibrant ecosystem for future generations. She mentioned: “There’s a world goal of planting One trillion bushes – to maintain world temperature rise beneath management. As an organization dedicated to environmental sustainability, we name on Nigerians to affix this motion, and assist cross on a wholesome local weather to the longer term generations.”

Representing LERSA, the President of the affiliation shared – “We’re excited to accomplice with SBC as it’s a important step in direction of safeguarding our surroundings and selling sustainable improvement,” mentioned Alhaji Sulyman Bello, President of Lekki Property Residents & Stakeholders Affiliation – LERSA.

World Surroundings Day is well known yearly on 5 June and encourages consciousness and motion for the safety of the atmosphere.

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