Employees at Apollo Tyres’ Chennai facility in India, under the company’s Environment initiative, have begun planting 100,000 trees in Vilanallur village, close to Vandhavasi in the Tiruvannamalai district in Tamil Nadu, India. In association with project partner TIST and farmers, employees have planted 1,000 trees so far.
The company believes that developing agroforestry and encouraging farmers to use land effectively are critical to reducing deforestation in the region. Since 2014, the tire maker has planted 250,000 trees and practice food crops for farmers in order to encourage them.
As per the agreement with TIST India, the company will monitor these trees for the next 10 years, to get over 25,000 tonnes of carbon credit.
July 24, 2017