By Ugo Aliogo
L G Electronics a global leader in Consumer Electronics and Mobile communications joined the rest of the world in commemorating this yearâ€™s World Environment Day by mobilising members of its staff for a tree planting and cleaning exercise.
According to officials of the company, â€œThe world is undergoing changes as a result of climate change and global warming activities that is threatening the existence of mankind. There is no better time than now to become friendlier to our environment.â€
The tree planting and cleaning activities took place at Government College Maroko in Lagos State; the decision to plant trees, clean up, as well as donate some cleaning tools was informed by this yearâ€™s global theme â€œBeating Plastic Pollutionâ€. It is aimed at creating more nature friendly environment which will on the long run guarantee a sustainable environment. The event was well-attended and those present included staff of LG Electronics Nigeria, Fouani Nigeria Limited, Y&R Lagos, the media and students, staff and management of Government College Maroko, who all came out in their numbers to actively participate in the exercise.
The World Environment Day (WED) is a widely celebrated global day for positive environmental actions. WED is usually celebrated with colourful; activities such as street rallies, bicycle parades, green concerts, school competition, tree planting, recycling and clean-up campaign activities across the globe. It is a known fact that over the years LG Electronics has consistently marked the WED various activities which has earned it recognition from the government.
Speaking at this yearâ€™s WED celebration, Managing Director, LG Electronics West Africa Operations, Mr. Taeick Son said, â€œIt is only in cleaner and safe environment that we can achieve meaningful growth and development in the country. This is what has informed us as a company to embark on this tree planting and cleaning exercise in order to address the issue of environmental degradation in the society to mark the world environment day. This is the reason why we continuously design products that would meet world environment standard thereby helping our teeming consumers experience cleaner and greener lifestyle. Let me reiterate that people all over the world need to engage more in activities that will help safeguard the environment and the inhabitants, on that note I say happy World Environment Day.â€
The company has consistently maintained its commitment in ensuring a clean, healthy and eco-friendly environment where it operates all over the world through the green initiatives programs which has been replicated across the globe. It is not just about propagating for a cleaner and more nature friendly environment but is about translating words into action which is exactly what LG has been doing by designing products that are human-centric and environmentally friendly in all ramifications.
The Principal, Government College Maroko, Mrs. Abiodun Awujoola responding to the gesture from LG, said: â€œWe are really happy that the company chose our school out of all the many schools in Lagos ( to observe this yearâ€™s World Environment Day, by planting trees on the field of Osborne school complex and the surrounding of Government Junior College, Maroko. It is indeed an honour and we are appreciative of this initiative. We would ensure that the trees being planted here today are taking good care of and the tools donated judiciously put to good use.â€
It is important to note that the company is still actively involved in the business of churning out cutting-edge technological products for the utmost satisfaction of her consumers. Some of its line of products include; All New Gencool Air Conditioner, NeoChef Microwave Oven, Instaview Refrigerator, FH2 sound system, Twin Wash Washing Machine, OLED TVs just to mention a few. LG is matching words with action by embarking on the tree planting and cleaning exercise to demonstrate its full commitment towards ensuring that a cleaner and friendly environment is achievable for all.â€