Yokohama India, as part of its global ‘Forever Forest’ project to plant 500,000 trees by 2017 on the 100 year anniversary of the company. Today, the company initiated the planting at its factory at the HSIIDC Industrial Estate, Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar in Haryana.
Keen to contribute to the community in Bahadurgarh, the Japanese Tyre Major plans to plant 12,100 trees in the next 7 years up to 2023. The intention in the future is to donate the plants to the community.
President & Director, of Yokohama in India Satoshi Fujitsu said “By planting ever-green broad-leaved trees in every factory of Yokohama. We will be planting more than 23 kinds of local trees. The diversity itself will help in the growth of fauna and flora in the region.
Yokohama India is conducting this project under the guidance of Dr. Akira Miyawaki, Plant Ecologist and Emeritus Professor of Yokohama National University. Starting in 2007, Forever Forest has seen 370,000 being planted in Japan, Asia, America and Europe.
During the process of actual involvement, employees and participants gain important understating on environmental awareness. The aim of the project is to Create Forests that Protect us from natural disasters by planting local trees with ever-green broad-leaves, that are hard to fell and flame-retardant.
This helps the local area in minimising natural disasters such as typhoon, earthquake, and tsunami by being shelter for human being.