As part of its UMW Green Shoots Initiative (UGS) CSR programme, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has planted a total of 12,000 trees around Malaysia in 2023.
This is a combined total of 5,900 trees that were planted recently at the Kubang Badak Mangrove Reserve in Langkawi as well as the 6,100 trees planted in Tanjung Tuan, Melaka back in March.
In alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) and in support of the National 100-million Tree-Planting Campaign 2020-2050, the UGS Initiative signifies a substantial step toward a greener and more sustainable future. Under the theme "Green Malaysia. Our Trees. Our Life.", the initiative addresses climate change and environmental conservation.
This initiative is in line with Toyota's global commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. This goal encompasses a practical and sustainable reduction in CO2 emissions, recognising that a one-size-fits-all approach may not be sufficient.
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Therefore, a multi-pathway approach, including the push for Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), is imperative. Through tree planting and offsetting CO2 emissions, UMW Toyota Motor actively contributes to the larger mission of creating a sustainable future.
"Toyota firmly believes in the power of innovation and sustainable practices. Our goal is not only carbon neutrality but also the realisation of a happier, more connected society. This is where individuals can make choices aligned with their values and lifestyles," UMWT President, Datuk Ravindran K. stated.
The strategic focus on planting mangrove trees amplifies the positive impact on the environment. Mangroves act as a natural barrier against erosion, improve water quality by filtering pollutants, and provide crucial habitats for a diverse range of wildlife.
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The event witnessed the enthusiastic participation of MRSM Langkawi's students and teachers, the local community of Kampung Kubang Badak, the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), and dedicated volunteers from UMW Toyota Motor and its dealers.