World Environment Day: SBC To Plant  2,500 Trees  In ‘One Staff One Tree’ Campaign

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As part of its commitment to promote the culture of tree planting for a sustainable ecosystem, Seven-Up Bottling Company (SBC) has announced the commencement of a green environment “One Staff One Tree,” campaign to plant 2,500 trees across Nigeria.

The company made the announcement recently in Lagos while hosting a delegation of key stakeholders and environment enthusiasts to commemorate World Environmental Day.

The initiative flagged off with the planting of 1,000 trees in partnership with the Lekki Estates Residents & Stakeholders Association, and Eco-Restoration Foundation along the Lekki-Epe expressway, Lagos, commemorating the 2024 World Environmental Day.

Commenting on the initiative, the Managing Director of Seven-Up Bottling Company, Ziad Maalouf, highlighted the importance of trees in the green environment drive.

Maalouf said, “As a company that operates within the FCMG industry, with a keen focus on inspiring and refreshing Nigerians, we are also committed to the sustainability of the environment in which we operate. Trees are pivotal to combating climate change, enhancing ecological resilience, improving air quality, and fostering a greener urban environment.

“In line with this year’s World Environmental Day theme:  ‘Land Restoration, Desertification & Drought Resilience,’ our One Staff One Tree initiative is our way of contributing to the green environment process and is a testament to SBC’s love for Naija and the dedication to protecting the environment and promoting a culture of sustainability.”

Also commenting, Nkemdirim Agboti, the Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs at Seven-Up Bottling Company, said the company donated 1,000 trees to the Lekki Million Tree Planting Project while extending the initiative to other states simultaneously.

“We are delighted to support the Massive Lekki Million Trees Project by LERSA, LCC  and ERF through our ‘One Staff One Tree’ initiative as this aligns with our sustainability commitment at SBC.

“Today, in commemoration of this year’s World Environment Day celebration, we are flagging off our ‘One Staff One Tree’ initiative with a donation of 1,000 trees to this project.

“Our partnership on this project with LERSA also includes maintenance, to ensure that these trees survive and make the desired impact on our environment. Under our One Staff One Tree initiative, we will be planting 2,500 trees across various Nigerian cities where our plants are located,” Agboti said.

In his remarks, the President of LERSA, Alhaji Sulyman Bello, said, “If you get the environment right, the state will be fine. Seven-Up Bottling Company has shown that it truly understands the environment. We want to commend them and we want them to stay the cause. We are also creating awareness in our association and not just telling them not to fall trees but plant them, do it actively and maintain those trees for a healthy environment.”

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