2019/08/26

SGB-SMIT POWER MATLA participates in World Environment Day 2019

#BeatAirPollution: That was the theme of this year's United Nations World Environment Day dedicated to the fight against air pollution. The group member SGB-SMIT POWER MATLA in Pretoria also thought about how the company could participate in World Environment Day (June 5, 2019) and set a lasting example of air pollution control. Finally, the idea was implemented to enrich the outdoor area of SGB-SMIT POWER MATLA with three trees of the species "Portulacaria Afra", known in German as Speckbaum or Elefantenbaum. An action with a strong symbolic character.

On the one hand, the bacon tree is a typical South African plant that is mainly native to the provinces of Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. On the other hand, the succulent tree binds an above-average amount of carbon dioxide and has a photosynthesis mechanism that adapts it to the most adverse conditions. Finally, a bacon tree can live up to 200 years.

So which plant could be better suited to a company like SGB-SMIT POWER MATLA, which is deeply rooted in its region, manufactures products for all environmental conditions and contributes to sustainable energy supply for the future?

For the South African member of the SGB-SMIT Group, June 5 was not just World Environment Day. It was also the day on which the colleagues, as they put it themselves, wanted to leave a legacy for future generations of SGB-SMIT POWER MATLA employees. This was documented by a plaque commemorating the planting campaign.

We are delighted that the Pretoria site is thus making another valuable contribution to the important topic of "Corporate Social Responsibility" and congratulate them on their successful campaign for the environment, employees and team spirit!

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