Today TNT Express Indonesia, in collaboration with PT Trans Retail Indonesia (Carrefour) and in conjunction with the World Environment Day, planted its first fruit tree to symbolize the commencement of a 500 tree-planting partnership program to be conducted at 12 primary schools in the Greater Jakarta area.
The first tree of orange was planted at one of the Carrefour Beneficiaries Schools, Madrasah Ibtidaiyah At-Taqwa Cikarang, at a ceremony this morning, which was graced and witnessed by government officials, the school’s teachers and students, staff and management of TNT Express Indonesia and management of PT Trans Retail Indonesia (Carrefour), as well as media friends.
TNT Express Indonesia Managing Director Tomy Sofhian is aware of the public raising concerns on climate change. For that reason, TNT Express Indonesia has taken its initiative toward environmental issues that relate to the company’s business core. “As an international express services company, our daily routine relates to carbon dioxide (CO2) emission, and the tree-planting program is how we play our role in the emission reduction.”
He furthermore explained that global warming has been threatening all societies across the globe. “It is time to inculcate in our young generation about the importance of tackling the environmental issues. Through fruit tree-planting program, our children can learn more about the benefits of growing their own fruits and how the program can help preserve the environment.”
The tree-planting partnership program will be conducted at primary schools under Carrefour Indonesia’s One-Store-One-School (OSOS) program. Types of fruit trees donated include orange, mango and other tropical fruits. Carrefour Indonesia has since 2007 implemented OSOS program with the objective of supporting the needs of education in Indonesia. “Each of 82 Carrefour’s outlets across the country is the patron of at least one primary school in the surrounding area, in which Carrefour operates. There are 12 schools in the Jakarta and Greater area will be participated at this tree-planting program,” RM. Adji Srihandoyo, Corporate Affairs director PT Trans Retail Indonesia, explained adding, “The program is indeed a significant means of educating our children about the importance of environmental preservation, and we are glad to have collaborated with TNT Express Indonesia as the partner company of the program.”
TNT Express worldwide includes environment as one of the four pillars of the corporate social responsibility. The other three relate to the aspects of customer, employee and social. With the environmental issues, TNT Express has set the target to reduce up to 40 percent of the use of C02 in the business operation globally by the year 2020. In Indonesia, TNT Express Indonesia is currently aiming to reduce one percent from the amount of C02 used in the previous year.
“We see environment as a very crucial issue, especially in the wake of today’s growing threat of climate change, in which the C02 emitted through human activities has become big concerns and drawn much attention from all corners of the world,”Eko Pramudito, TNT Express Indonesia, Human Resource, HSE & CSR director concluded.