Committed to driving sustainable Environmental Social Governance (ESG) programs to combat climate change, SLT-Mobitel marked World Environment Day by concluding its fifth mee tree planting initiative in Meerigama.
SLT-Mobitel has embarked on this nationwide tree planting initiative to improve air quality, promote reforestation, natural carbon sinks, reduce greenhouse gases and safeguard biodiversity in several regions of the country. Driving the true spirit of sustainability, SLT-Mobitel understands the intrinsic importance of a greener earth, the direct benefits of healthy plants on human health and well-being, and the need to restore nature, stop and reverse climate change to sustain humanity for generations. come.
Launched on the theme “Let’s feed the country with clean air and fertilizers”, highlights the crucial importance of preserving eco-fragility for collective well-being.
The ‘Mee’ tree was chosen for its contribution to pest control, its ability to be used in the production of organic fertilizer, its ability to purify the air and its use as a medicinal plant. To date, SLT-Mobitel has distributed and planted over 1,000 trees in places such as Monaragala, Umandawa, Anuradhapura and Kandy. World Environment Day is celebrated annually in June and recognized as the United Nations’ main amplifier for encouraging awareness and action for environmental protection. To commemorate the event, SLT-Mobitel organized an internal event at the headquarters where SLT-Mobitel employees received plants.
The company also successfully concluded its fifth Mee tree planting program at the Seth Sevana Elders home in Meerigama. SLT-Mobitel works hand in hand with local communities and grassroots organizations providing opportunities for tangible change and collective action. SLT-Mobitel has a strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitment to measuring and managing its impacts on society and the environment effectively and responsibly. As part of its ESG protocols, the mee tree program aims to improve the environment and empower communities across Sri Lanka.
The mee tree drive also promotes better pest control, healthier soil and aims to improve natural moisture. A notable feature of the program is governance through key performance indicators, including factory geolocation and ownership. Using modern technology, the ‘Thuru’ mobile application is used to track the progress of the project.
Expanding its environmental management, SLT-Mobitel is also committed to other initiatives such as reducing electronic waste and minimizing its carbon footprint. Responsible waste management is repeatedly conducted through reuse and recycling, while ongoing concerted efforts ensure that the carbon footprint of the organization and customers is reduced.