LeasePlan Hellas: A “green” date at the Mt. Hymettus Aesthetic Forest
A significant part of this green lung has become again
full of life thanks to this considerably vital action of volunteering.
LeasePlan Hellas, one of the leading Car-as-a-Service companies, has remained for one more year faithful to its participation in the volunteer reforestation of Mt. Hymettus, giving once again life and color to the mountain side where the tree planting actions of LeasePlan Hellas traditionally take place.
Mt. Hymettus Aesthetic Forest, managed by the Athens Friends of the Forest Association, was visited last October by 100 volunteers of both LeasePlan Hellas and GENESIS Pharma, the first Greek pharmaceutical biotechnology company, who worked together and contributed to preserving greenery and to its spreading. This time, the volunteers planted 75 new trees with the assistance of other members of their families and looked after the trees already growing from the previous reforestation activities.
Mr. Konstantinos Petroutsos, CEO of LeasePlan Hellas, stated: “We are particularly happy that our staff was once again present and, with eagerness and responsibility, worked together, in order to offer its services to nature and the environment. Although this isn’t the first time that we actively participate in such an action, it is, nevertheless, one of the most important ones, because we believe it is more imperative than ever for everyone to be required to contribute to the sustainability of the planet, which evidently needs us more than ever before. Without the Athens Friends of the Forest Association and its exceptional work, none of our actions would have had such value. We warmly thank the Association’s people and GENESIS Pharma for their participation.”
Ms. Konstantina Gavrielatou, working in the Corporate Social Responsibility Department of GENESIS Pharma, stated: “It was the third time that GENESIS Pharma worked together with LeasePlan for the preservation of Mt. Hymettus Aesthetic Forest and on the mountain side where the tree planting actions of LeasePlan Hellas traditionally take place! This time, the people that participated in the reforestation activities had the opportunity to plant new trees and look after the ones already growing there from the previous reforestation activities, pruning them and cleaning out the weeds, so that the trees can grow even more. We all should work together to protect and to preserve nature. This is something that we owe to ourselves and to our future generations. Therefore, we also had many “young” volunteers with us, members of our families, in order to raise their awareness concerning the forest’s protection and for them to contribute to its preservation. We thank the people from LeasePlan and the Athens Friends of the Forest Association, who worked with us, for giving us the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful action!”
LeasePlan Hellas actively proves its interest in the environment and the future of our planet, whilst setting the positive example for taking all the necessary next steps towards it.