CTC hosts ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ on World Environment Day 2018
In celebration of World Environment Day 2018, and in keeping with this year’s theme of ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’, Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) recently hosted a series of educational activities for its employees in order to promote sustainability throughout the organisation.
The activities were conducted from June 5 to 8, 2018. Apart from tree planting activities, which were organised in many of the tobacco leaf growing areas; an educational campaign was also conducted internally to raise awareness on how to reduce single-use plastics and how to be more conscious of reusing plastics in employees’ day-to-day lives.
Informative newsletters and videos on reducing plastic use were circulated among employees via email and several interactive games and quizzes were organised throughout the week to educate employees on the subject.
In addition, employees came together to brainstorm ideas on how to further eliminate plastic usage at the workplace. CTC will implement some of the best ideas submitted in line with their target of reducing general garbage to landfill by one percent.
CTC Environmental and Health Safety Manager Dimuthu Tharanga said: “As a responsible organisation we value sustainability and care about protecting our environment. Every year we aim to further strengthen our employees’ commitment towards protecting our planet by establishing positive behavioral change through education and action at both organisational and individual levels.”
As a responsible organisation, CTC understands that it has an added responsibility towards the environment and take pride in the sustainable and responsible way their operations are run. CTC will continue to foster environmental sustainability across its value chain.
CTC organised tree planting ceremonies at all their leaf depots throughout the island
Employees take part in interactive games educating them on the importance of reducing plastic waste