Telecom Fiji leads plas­tic free cam­paign

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Telecom Fiji Lim­ited staff were up early yes­ter­day hold­ing a “Plas­tic-Free” cam­paign from Nas­ese to My Suva Pic­nic Park. More than a hun­dred staff mem­bers were seen pick­ing rub­bish and plas­tics along the Nas­ese fore­shore with the theme ‘Yes, YOU mat­ter’.

Telecom Fiji chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Charles Goundar said the ini­tia­tive was part of the cor­po­ra­tion’s so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity, which they took se­ri­ously.

“This comes from our set of cor­po­rate val­ues. What we are say­ing is that ev­ery­one mat­ters, ev­ery­one is im­por­tant to us. Our clients, our cus­tomers, our staff and as a whole, the en­vi­ron­ment it­self,” Mr Goundar said.

“As part of our aim of be­ing 100 per cent plas­ticfree in terms of our waste, we have also in­sti­tuted a ban on all sin­gle-use plas­tic wa­ter bot­tles within our or­gan­i­sa­tion at any of our premises. All staff mem­bers were pro­vided alu­minum wa­ter bot­tles for use,” he said.

Telecom hopes that these ef­forts would con­trib­ute to­wards rais­ing gen­eral aware­ness on the level of en­vi­ron­ment pol­lu­tion.

Telecom Fiji chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Charles Goundar (left) with some of his staff mem­bers at My Suva Pic­nic Park, Nas­ese, on Au­gust 31, 2019.

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