CTC hosts ‘Beat Plas­tic Pol­lu­tion’ on World En­vi­ron­ment Day 2018

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - LIFE -

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

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