Arkema China takes part in « Arbor Day », a green initiative for the Earth

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As a concrete illustration of its commitment to the protection of the environment, Arkema China joined in the « Arbor Day » organized on 10 March 2013 by taking part in the region’s reforestation.

Despite cold and windy conditions, 38 volunteers from the families of 14 Arkema employees, the oldest aged over 60 and the youngest under 2 years old, got together to plant trees and help with the reforestation of the Nanda site at Baoschan (Shanghai district): clearly it is never too soon or too late to become involved in protecting the environment.


The participants helped each other to plant trees and exchanged advice to cover up the roots and protect the trees as best they could in order to improve their chance of survival.


By way of thanking this contribution to the Shanghai reforestation, the municipal council presented every participant with a certificate as well as a plate to be fixed on the trees they planted. The participants were then invited to inscribe their name and their personal wishes, some of which read as follows:

  • « The protection of the environment is a priority for me »
  • « May our sky be bluer, may our water be cleaner »
  • « May my children, like this tree, be strong and healthy »
  • « This small gesture is a gift from the heart »


Véronique OBRECHT
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