The function was kick started by Mr.P.Ramnath, Chief Executive Officer, Sterlite Copper by hoisting the environment day flag. Mr.P.Ramnath, speaking on the occasion, stressed the importance of increasing the green cover in reducing the impact of global warming and preserving ecological balance.
Mr.Pankaj, Associate Vice President, Operations in his key note address said that the initiatives intended to protect environment should be integrated into everyday life and should not be confined to a single day.
As part of the celebrations, 15000 saplings were planted covering 45 acres inside the plant. Sterlite employees also participated in this massive green belt development activity to show their commitment towards environmental protection and conservation.
Mrs.A Sumathi, Head – Health, Safety and Environment, Sterlite Copper said that the sapling planting was essential from the point of view of economic development and environment protection. She added that trees helped in keeping the environment pollution-free and facilitated improved rainfall.
The company has spent Rs 1.5 crore towards this mass tree plantation programme. Mr.P.Subbiah, Head- Environment, Sterlite Copper was also present during the event.
Photo Cut Line: Mass tree plantation under process at Sterlite as part of Environment Day celebrations.