To mark World Environment Day, Bridgestone Australia partnered with Conservation Volunteers Australia and took part in the Corporate Tree Planting Challenge on June 5.
Ten Bridgestone staff members set to work reducing Bridgestone’s carbon handprint by helping regenerate a Kersbrook property badly affected by the recent Adelaide Hills bushfires.
The fires burned through 13,000 hectares of land in January this year, destroying properties, homes, livestock and vegetation.
“We were very pleased to be presented with an opportunity to work with Conservation Volunteers Australia and embark on a new environmental conservation initiative,” said Bridgestone Australia’s Director Corporate Services and Risk Management, Joanne Denley.
“The bushfires affected a number of our employees, with one member of the Bridgestone team sadly losing his family home.
“It also had an impact on several Bridgestone dealers and customers, so we were eager to give back in any way we could.”
Testing their tree planting skills and teamwork, the energetic Bridgestone volunteers were happy to step up to the challenge and get their hands dirty.
Together they spent the afternoon planting native trees and shrubs as part of the ongoing regeneration of the Kersbook site.
“It was great to see a group of our employees banding together to show their green hands and represent Bridgestone’s commitment to environmental protection and preservation,” Ms Denley said.
“The property owner was thrilled with the progress made on the day and we’re very much looking forward to participating in more green initiatives with Conservation Volunteers Australia in the future.”