For the fourth year in a row, Canon Marketing Malaysia teams up with Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) to help to create a greener environment with their ‘One Canon One Tree’ Programme.
The MBSA’s ‘Shah Alam Trees for Life 2019’ partners with private companies to drive its goal of making Shah Alam a greener city with Low Carbon City status by 2030 by developing a garden city for the community. Canon’s role in this initiative is through its ‘One Canon One Tree’ programme, a tree-planting exercise in line with its wider sustainability efforts aimed at the communities in which it operates.
This year, ‘One Canon One Tree’ involved Canon employees planting over 2,000 trees and shrubs in the vicinity of Taman Tasik Shah Alam, Seksyen 14.
This added to their previous count, would make it over 6,000 trees Canon planted over the last three years in the Shah Alam neighborhoods of Setia Alam, Bukit Jelutong, and Kawasan Hijau Seksyen 4.
According to Andrew Koh, President and CEO of Canon Marketing Malaysia, the ‘One Canon One Tree’ programme is one of the many ways Canon contributes responsibly towards its consumers and the community at large.
“We are delighted to partner with MBSA once again in this long-term greening initiative as we work towards nurturing the environment. Sustainability is a significant part of everything Canon does, and we believe that all our efforts should benefit future generations,” he said.
The Mayor of Shah Alam, Dato’ Haji Haris Bin Kasim, and council members of MBSA were present to show their support. Canon, represented by Mr. Andrew Koh of Canon Marketing Malaysia, Mr. Chris Martin, President & CEO of Canon MailCom Malaysia, and Mr. Takeshi Saotome, Managing Director of Canon Opto Malaysia, presented a cheque for RM25,000 to MBSA to seal their commitment to the ‘Shah Alam Trees for Life 2019’.
Over 300 participants comprising employees and families of the Canon group of companies, namely Canon Marketing, Canon Opto and Canon MailCom, worked alongside volunteers and MBSA employees to improve the landscape at Taman Tasik Shah Alam Seksyen 14.