20 August 2016, Siniloan, Laguna-Quezon Land Grant. ODFJELL Ship Management Philippines volunteers planted 400 Philippine trees in Siniloan, Laguna Province, to contribute to the biodiversity conservation efforts of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), a FEED Living Legacy Partner, enhancing the diverse climatic terrain by planting a variety of indigenous hard wood species, including: Malaruhat (Syzygium spp.), Nauru (Pterocarpus indices), Banilad (Sterculia philippinensis) and Bolong-eta (Diospyros philippinensis).
ODFJELL’s CSR activity was part of the group’s overall effort to contribute towards climate action, recognising the Philippines’ remaining 30% rainforest cover requires much more support to reach the country’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) in accordance with the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) signed last April 2016.
“We have to move and prevent the cutting and burning of our trees. This is the first time I’ve ever planted a tree in my life, and it feels amazing.”
-Mr. Tore Henriksen, General Manager, seen here planting.
Click here to view the video of his tree planting in action (YouTube): https://youtu.be/1vP6_I9HRtk
Additional ODFJELL Video Captures:
- Thank you speech to Mr. Tore Henriksen, ODFJELL GM, on “planting the first trees ever”…and recognising the need for environmental preservation, during his acceptance of the FEED & UPLB Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of ODFJELL staff. Click here to view the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q2AQ5kk8k8
- “Feel the soil, feel the dirt, knowing you are leaving a Living Legacy” – ODFJELL Ms. Vanessa Medina, Manager – Shared Services Centre Manila. Click here to view the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/I-CcmXlhAls
Thank you ODFJELL eco-warriors for helping us restore Philippine biodiversity!
- Tore Henriksen
- Remegio Zamora
- Agnes Enesio
- Arlene Tiangco
- Mark Sosa
- Hazel Temprosa
- Peachy Andal
- Alexis Aquino
- Sam Ferry
- Cherylle Galvez
- Jona Luma-ang
- Richard Sarmiento
- Mylen Flores
- Vanessa Medina
- Wilen Villamor
- Mariness Espada
- Angie Tingson
- Reny Ortega
- Melbar Ortiz
- Roselle Aguila
- Floramin Formaran
- Joseph Salviejo
- Julie Ann Baracael
- Eleovani Siguenza
- Gerardo Tan Jr.
- Arnel Pinedo
- Bryan Saballo
- Cielo Pruel
- Oydah Labarias
- Elwin Mananquil
- Marlo Salayo
Odfjell is, since 2011, an official participant of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate citizenship initiative. The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their strategy and operations by ten universally accepted principles (see below) in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.
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“As a participant in this initiative, Odfjell commits to implementing these ten principles in our way of doing business. Our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy including a Code of Conduct, and a HSE Policy encompass many of the same objectives as the UN Global Compact. However this initiative sets a framework for the implementation of these principles and thereby facilitates reporting of our progress”.
As an integrated part of its participation, Odfjell also commit to promoting and using its influence to voice UN Global Compact’s ideas.
- Principle 1. Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
- Principle 2. Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
- Principle 3. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
- Principle 4. Elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
- Principle 5. Effective abolition of child labour.
- Principle 6. Elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
- Principle 7. Businesses are asked to support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
- Principle 8. Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
- Principle 9. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
- Principle 10. Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Odfjell is a leading company in the global market for transportation and storage of bulk liquid chemicals, acids, edible oils and other special products. Originally set up in 1914, the Company pioneered the development of the chemical tanker trades in the middle/late 1950s and the tank storage business in the late 1960s. Odfjell owns and operates chemical tankers and LPG/Ethylene carriers in global and regional trades as well as a joint venture network of tank terminals.
For more information on ODFJELL, visit: http://www.odfjell.com/
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