KUANTAN – Petron joined hands with the Municipal Council of Kuantan in a mission to protect marine lives and preserve nature.
In support of its environmental sustainability pillars, Petron rolled out ‘Love our Beach’ Program in collaboration with the Environmental Awareness Committee by Local Agenda 21 Kuantan at Pusat Rekreasi Air Pantai Balok in Kuantan, Pahang.
Pahang State Chairman of the Committee on Local Government and Housing, YB Abdul Rahim bin Muda, and Kuantan Municipal Council President Dato’ Haji Fadzilla Haji Salleh led the event together with Petron Head of Distribution and Terminal Operations Ibrahim Atan and Petron Head of Corporate Safety, Security, Health and Environment Lokman Hani.
As part of its continued efforts to promote environmental conservation, this is Petron’s third year to collaborate with the Kuantan Municipal Council.
“Petron deeply cares and contributes to greening the environment through our Green Program campaign. This initiative is part of our commitment to protect the environment, reduce our carbon footprint, and create public awareness by sharing best practices in environmental management. We also believe that nature preservation will lead to better health while ultimately protecting our ecosystem,” said Ibrahim Atan, Petron Head of Distribution and Terminal Operations.
Several volunteers from Petron and the municipal council took part in the beach clean-up on the Island of Batu Hampar. The island attracts many fishing enthusiasts from around town and out of state. There is an abundance of fish around the small island and this activity helped ensure a thriving ecosystem for these marine creatures. Members of the media did not miss the opportunity to join the island trip for the beach cleaning activity.
The team planted about 300 Casuarina or Rhu trees at Pusat Rekreasi Air, Pantai Balok in Kuantan. Exhibitions by local agencies and health screening were also part of the day’s activities as well as an art contest for younger participants.
Petron’s collaboration with Kuantan Municipal Council started out with the planting of 1,000 mangrove tree saplings at Sungai Cherating in 2015. Petron has already planted 2,100 saplings along the Cherating river and at Taman Tasik Pelindung, Beserah Kuantan. Besides Kuantan,
Petron initiated the green program in Port Dickson and Bagan Luar where it operates its oil terminal. To date, 2,550 trees of various species have been planted near its terminals with the help of at least 150 employees.
“We will continue to encourage local communities’ involvement in our environmental programs in collaboration with our partners from the government and the private sector. We are committed to continue and further improve our sustainability effort to benefit future
generations,” added Ibrahim.