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CMC marks International Forest Day

Consistent with its commitment to adhere to the principles of environmental protection and enhancement program, Cagdianao Mining Corporation (CMC) joined in the global celebration of the International Day of Forests 2018.

Anchored on the theme: “Forests and Sustainable Cities,” CMC’s Environmental department spearheaded the Company-Wide Tree Planting Activity on March 21, 2018.

Participants from all departments planted a total of 2,400 various species of trees at the WD4 mine rehabilitation area, reflecting CMC’s focus on progressively rehabilitating its declared mined-out areas.

The species planted were fast growing/exotic like Agoho and Auri and local/endemic species like Bitanghol and Sagimsim.

The said tree species are among the most suitable plants for urban forest, windbreak, construction purposes and built landscapes.

“We are very grateful that each of you took part in making the celebration of International Day of Forests more meaningful and insightful one,” Forester Jomer Tiamson told the hundreds of participants.

“Trees are life, our source of oxygen, shelter, medicine and food,” he added.

For its part, the CMC Environmental department always ensures that the company’s Annual Environmental Protection Enhancement Program (AEPEP) will redound not only to the benefit of the environment, but also lead to heightened awareness in the community on the importance of protecting and preserving Mother Nature.

Most of the company’s programs, projects, and activities under the EPEP are aimed at re-greening and rehabilitation of the area through Slope Stabilization, Progressive Rehabilitation, Land Preparation, and the overall protection of Air, Water and Land.

In all its environmental endeavors, CMC is committed to go beyond regulatory compliance.

In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March as the the International Day of Forests (IDF) to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests.

With this celebration, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.

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