Tuesday, July 13, 2010

NKC, SMART joins 4th Saturday of PBSP's Refo Caravan

NKC and SMART joins 4th Saturday of PBSP's Refo Caravan

Rain or shine, the fourth Saturday of PBSP's 2010 Reforestation Caravan was attended by two companies who committed to help conserve the environment and put a stop to climate change.

NKC Philippines Manufacturing Corp., an institution that manufactures bearing-related parts, particularly rubber oil seals, and SMART, a telecommunications company, both planted more than 2,000 tree seedlings to help PBSP reforest an additional hectare in Cantipla, Cebu City.

“We joined this reforestation caravan because, first, it helps the environment and, second, I can have fun planting trees while serving a greater purpose,” SMART Admin Specialist Rodrigo Natad said.

Natad is one of the eighteen SMART employee volunteers headed by Public Affairs Senior Officer Lourdes Gocotana. It was the first time he participated in a tree-planting activity, and with the experience, he wishes to join another one again.

For NKC Anti-Pollution Committee Head Edmond Ouano, planting trees is more than just meeting the company's ECC requirement stipulated by DENR.

“This activity is just part of NKC's annual environmental plan to help Cebu have a better environment,” he said.

He added that with NKC's nature of business, the conservation of Cebu's environment has become one of the company's major thrusts . With its recent expansion of an additional plant, NKC has become more conscious of planning more eco-friendly activities for the upcoming months.

Also present in the activity were NKC President Junichi Ishida, Production Manager Haruhide Ono, QA Manager Tadashi Tokuda and Sash Roller Manager Reizo Takehira.

To see more photos of the event, you may visit PBSP's Photo Gallery.