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PUNE: Mitsubishi Electric India pledged its support for Vanamahotsava 2016-17 with its employees taking up a tree plantation drive in Pune today.
The company joined hands with Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and planted over 200 trees at PCMC Sewage Treatment Plant. The tree plantation initiative is in line with Mitsubishi Electric’s global campaign “Eco Changes for a GreenerTomorrow”
“Vanamahotsav 2016-17” is an afforestation initiative of theGovernment of Maharashtra to plant two crore trees in the year 2016-17. Mitsubishi ElectricIndia came forward to support this government initiative with an objective to sensitize its employees towards their importance of tree plantation. Employees working at Mitsubishi Electric India’s Pune facility on Telco Road came together to plant trees of species like Peepal, Raintee, Banyan and Neem in the allocated space. Mitsubishi Electric India has been doing plantation and beatification work since 2014 on TELCO Road.
Speaking about the initiative, Makoto Yokoyama, Director and Division Manager, Factory Automation and Industrial Division, Mitsubishi Electric India said,“It is endearing to see employees actively participating in this initiative. If every individual plants at least one tree, it will be a major step towards protecting our environment. We are more than happy indoingour bit and would like to thankthe PCMC staff for this opportunity and their support.”
In 2021, which is only 5 years from now, Mitsubishi Electric will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. The Mitsubishi Electric Group has established Environmental Vision ‘2021’ to contribute to the development of a sustainable society. “Environmental Vision 2021 is the long-term environmental management vision of the Mitsubishi Electric Group. With the guideline of making positive contributions to the earth and its people through technology and action, the Company is working toward the realization of a sustainable society utilizing wide-ranging and sophisticated technologies as well as the promotion of proactive and ongoing actions by our employees. The Vision sets 2021 as its target year, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Mitsubishi Electric’s founding.”
The tree plantation programme is an extension of Mitsubishi Electric’s philanthropic activity which is in line with the company’s aim to be a global leading green company, making lasting contributions to every society in which it operates including India.