Nestlé Ghana Limited, under its Employee volunteering programme – Nestlé Cares, has planted over 100 trees in selected schools in Tema.
Thirty trees were also planted on the company’s compound.
In addition, the company donated 20 smart-wash handwashing stations, 15 waste bins to the schools and educated the students on waste management, especially with the segregation of waste. They also educated the students on hygiene to help them stay safe from Covid-19.
The authorities of the schools were tasked to nurture the trees to protect the environment.
The Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Nestlé Ghana, Deborah Kwablah, speaking at the Manhean Anglican School, one of the beneficiary institutions, said greening and protecting the environment is an everyday affair.
“At Nestlé, we have made a commitment to contribute to environmental sustainably through several actions, this exercise is not just about the trees and donation, but to help imbibe in students, positive actions and their relevance in environmental sustainability for their benefit and for future generations,” she said.
Mrs. Bernice Ofori, Tema Metro Director of Education thanked the Management of Nestlé Ghana for bringing them closer to environmental sustainability.
She appealed to other organizations to emulate the gesture to help promote a green environment and hygiene among school children.
By 2025, Nestlé commits to have 100% of its product packaging recyclable or reusable.
Nestlé Ghana is a founding member of the Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises (GRIPE), an industry-led coalition formed under the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) made up by the manufacturing companies to support sustainable waste management solutions in Ghana, particularly plastics.
The company is also in partnership with the Pure Water Waste Collectors Association (PWWCA), with support from the Ministry of Environment Science, Technology and Innovation. Under this partnership, Nestlé Ghana has provided the PWWCA, 20 tricycles, picking tools and protective gears, to collect plastic waste in various communities in Accra.
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