SHAH ALAM, SELANGOR, 24 November 2018 - Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. continues to deliver on its passion and commitment in creating a greener environment by playing its part in contributing to a sustainable environment for the communities it operates in through its ‘One Canon One Tree’ programme.
For the third consecutive year, Canon teamed up with the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) to carry out its greening efforts that is also in line with MBSA’s ‘Shah Alam Trees Life 2018’ initiative which aims to make Shah Alam into a greener city and work towards achieving a Low Carbon City status.
This year, the ‘One Canon One Tree’ programme took place in the vicinity of Kawasan Hijau Seksyen 4 in Taman Tasik Shah Alam. Both Canon and MBSA’s green initiatives share common goals in aiming to reduce carbon footprint, raising awareness and cultivating a sense of responsibility in conserving the environment within the community and to create a city-in-a-park for the community.
According to Andrew Koh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canon Marketing Malaysia, the ‘One Canon One Tree’ programme which champions preservation of the environment, aims to improve green landscapes that will not only benefit the environment but give communities around it the chance to enjoy and live within a harmonious experience with nature.
“As a leading digital imaging specialist, our responsibility towards our consumers and the community at large extends beyond producing technological advanced and high-quality imaging products, we also are invested in ensuring preservation of the environment in maintaining the well-being of the community. Together we want to make the city greener for everyone,” Koh said.
Canon’s partnership with MBSA continues this year, bringing the total number of trees planted to over 6,000 in the period of three years and adding to over 4,000 trees they have planted previously in 2016 and 2017 in the Shah Alam neighbourhoods of Setia Alam and Bukit Jelutong respectively.
The area of Kawasan Hijau Seksyen 4 was selected this year for Canon’s planting of trees and shrubs as well as painting of park benches as part of MBSA’s 2018 plan to improve the landscape at Taman Tasik Shah Alam and its surrounding areas. Brightening up the area with vibrant colours and textures, the saplings consists of shade trees, fruit trees, flowering shrubs that provide shade for leisure and recreational activities and beautify the area.
More importantly, the selected plants will also help the surrounding eco-system by attracting and providing a conducive habitat for a host of birds and insect species. Some of the plants that were planted included soursop, mangosteen, Acalypha Wilksiana Red, and Leucophyllum Frutescens.
“We are truly happy to be working together with MBSA for this on-going initiative for the greater good. We know that nurturing the environment and keeping it sustainable to benefit future generations is a continuous effort and we look forward to our continued partnership with MBSA to carry out Canon’s greening initiative through a long-term commitment,” said Koh.
The ‘One Canon One Tree’ programme was graced by Tuan Haji Rosli bin Bakar, Deputy Secretary of Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam and Mr Papparaidu Veraman, the Chairman of Shah Alam Trees for Life programme, representing the Mayor of Shah Alam.
The event saw over 300 participants including employees and families of the Canon group of companies comprising Canon Opto, Canon Machinery, Canon Mailcom, Canon Medical and Canon Marketing, come together with volunteers, MBSA employees, MAHSA University and Sekolah Kebangsaan Subang Bestari 2 students to do their part.