As part of Air Liquide’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) project, each spring around 30 employees visit Xinzhuang Industrial Park in Shanghai’s Minhang District to plant on the grounds of two local schools – Tianhengmingdu Kindergarten and Xindu Primary School.
Air Liquide China chose fruit and flowering trees to add beauty to the schools and also to help educate the children about the different stages of growth as they care for the trees.
Commenting on the event, Air Liquide China CEO Yan Jinping said, “This year marks the first time we have brought our 9-year tradition of tree-planting to schools in our community. I was so pleased to see the children actively involved in the activity. It was a meaningful way to connect them to nature and their environment, which is also an extension of our company’s environmental protection culture.”
As an annual nationwide tree-planting campaign organised by Air Liquide China since 2009, ‘Green Action’ aims to raise awareness of environmental protection among employees. The campaign has grown popular among company staff across China in recent years. Last year, over 600 employees and their family members from 58 sites in 35 cities across China participated in the campaign locally, planting a total of over 1,700 trees.
Air Liquide commits itself to developing local economies, protecting life and the environment, and contributing to communities. Under its CSR umbrella program called ‘Air Liquide Care’, in addition to ‘Green Action’, Air Liquide China promotes other initiatives including the ‘Marathon First Responder Programme’, ‘Road Safety Lectures’, and the recycled computer donation programme ‘Air Liquide Computer Classroom’.