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Wednesday, December 16 2020 - 19:53
Vinamilk Is Recognized By The Global CSR Award 2020 For 1 Million Trees Initiative
TUYEN QUANG, Vietnam, Dec.16, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Vinamilk has been awarded the Best Environmental Excellence Award (Bronze 
Award) at the 2020 Global CSR Awards for its "1 Million Trees for Vietnam" 
fund. This comes as the scheme passes its target and plants 1.121 million trees 
in Vietnam.

This award-winning initiative, a collaboration with Vietnam's Ministry of 
Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), has strongly demonstrated the 
company's effort and commitment to combat climate change and build sustainable 
development over the past 9 years.

"We are very pleased to hear that this project has achieved its target of 
planting 1 million trees during 2020. We wholeheartedly congratulate all the 
participants in the 1 million trees projects in Vietnam, in particular Vinamilk 
and the MONRE," said Prof Dr. Geoffrey Williams, Chairman of the Judging panel, 
2020 Global CSR Awards.

In passing its 1 million trees target, Vinamilk recently gave 270,000 trees to 
local farmers to plant across the Tuyen Quang and Thai Nguyen provinces. Under 
the scheme, the 1,121 million trees have been planted at 56 locations across 20 
provinces in Vietnam (with a value of nearly USD540 thousand), benefiting 
millions of people.

According to the UN, climate change is the defining issue of our time and the 
world is at a defining moment. From shifting weather patterns that threaten 
food production, to rising sea levels that increase the risk of catastrophic 
flooding, the impacts of climate change are global in scope and unprecedented 
in scale. 

Addressing this issue, multiple solutions are being adopted to help mitigate 
climate breakdown and trees planting is one of the more simple and effective 
options being carried out in various countries.

Researches have shown that trees contribute in minimizing and coping with 
phenomena caused by climate change such as desertification, saline intrusion, 
and soil erosion and bring practical benefits such as greening bare land, bare 
hills while improving air pollution.

In Vietnam, working towards building the community's awareness of environmental 
protection while contributing to living environment and ecosystem improvement, 
the 1 Million Trees for Vietnam fund has been making its contribution by 
planting trees that are suitable to the local atmosphere and conditions. 
Moreover, the fund has enabled multiple educational activities in schools to 
embed the importance and benefits of forestry in the young generations.

Together with the "1 million trees for Vietnam" fund, Vinamilk's "Stand Tall 
Vietnam" milk fund which has provided more than 37 million of milk boxes to 
underprivileged children are underlying factors that enable Vinamilk to be 
recognized as the Best Overall CSR excellence, by the Global CSR Awards 2020. 
These initiatives are part of the company's sustainability and CSR plans.

Media Contact:

Ms. Pham Hong Hanh 
T: + 84-28-54-155-555 

SOURCE:  Vinamilk

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   Caption: Vinamilk celebrates the “1 million trees fund for Vietnam” 
milestone with Vietnam government and MONRE delegates


   Caption: Local people participate in tree planting activities


   Caption: Children in Tuyen Quang province enjoyed the “Exchange empty milk 
boxes with tree sapling” activities