CEMSI Tree Planting Program
Lian, Batangas – As part of its annual commitment to the community, Herma Group with its subsidiaries, Herma Corporation, Herma Shipping and Transport Corporation, Flagship Petroleum Carriers, and Cleanway Environmental Management Solutions Inc. started to add 3000 more seedlings in an area allocated for mangroves southwest of Manila. Every year, the group of companies joins together in this environmental mission. With this year’s theme, Puno ng Pag-ibig para sa Kalikasan, officers and employees get their hands dirty as they planted love and hope for nature supporting the rich biodiversity in Sitio Kayreyna, Barangay Lumaniag. The location is a protected mangrove area under the DENR and the LGU of Lian. Since 2018, countless mangroves were planted by academic institutions and private companies. Environmental experts and local people help in maintaining and preserving the shoreline now slowly covered in lush marine vegetation.
On our third leg of tree planting for the Philippine Environment Month, we celebrated with the entire Province of Cavite in its annual Arbor Day. Different representatives from the government and private sectors joined the re-greening efforts in Barangay Aguado in Trece Martires City. Special thanks to PENRO Cavite for organizing this annual event.
CEMSI North Plant in Capas Tarlac celebrated Arbor Day in time for the Philippine Environment Month with the Capas-MENRO, CENRO Tarlac and the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) in the grounds of the Capas National Shrine in Barangay Aranguren. CEMSI planted around 50 seedlings of guyabano and duhat to join the 12,000 trees inside the memorial shrine for Philippine veterans for World War II. Under the Trees for Heroes Program, PVAO organizes tree planting events with the Armed Forces of the Philippines in compliance to RA 8221. Engr. Darwin Campo, PVAO Shrine Curator welcomed participants while Forester Emmanuel Razalan Capas-CENRO delivered a brief orientation on the planting procedure. Mr. Gener S. Tanhueco, SEMS/OIC-MENRO gave his word of thanks to all private sectors present on the tree planting day. CEMSI looks forward to the day that the fruit-bearing trees will nurture the diversity of wildlife in the memorial shrine. As part of our environmental mission, we commit ourselves in planting and rearing of trees in Capas, Tarlac. This activity is the second leg of our tree planting program for the Philippine Environment Month 2022.
In 2021, Cleanway Environmental Management Solutions, Inc. (CEMSI) conducted several tree planting activities with its industry partners and business affiliates. At the start of the year, the CEMSI Tarlac Plant held its first tree planting activity within its 2.2 hectare property. Trees suitable to the climate of Capas, Tarlac were chosen to provide the overall masterplan with greenery. CEMSI Managing Director Jose Exiquel A. Esguerra led the team to get their hands dirty to re-green the Capas’ integrataed hazardous waste management facility with its 100 seedlings. Come mid-year, the CEMSI Cavite plant coordinated with the First Philippine Industrial Park in Batangas last June 29 for a donation of more than 200 molave seedlings to be propagated in the premier industrial estate. It is also part of CEMSI’s advocacy to support its clients on their environmental efforts. Down south, Cleanaway Philippines, Inc. (CPI) located in Leyte Industrial Development Estate (LIDE) Isabel, Leyte planted several seedlings in its 5-hectare hazardous waste treatment facility at the end of September. Capping the year, CEMSI joined force with its affiliates: HSTC, ESHCorp and FPCI for a mangrove tree planting activoity in Lian Mangrove Conservation Park on November 26. The Maritime and Environmental Divisions of the Herma Group coordinated with the MENRO of Lian for the annual mangrove planting of 500 young mangrove shoots. Here, the local fishing community provided the propagules and assisted the team in a seaside journey during low tide . For the next six months, the propagules are monitored by the local volunteers, thus, assuring its partners on the progress and condition of newly planted mangroves.