May 23, 2012 2:50 PM
Hello, everyone. I’m Taguchi of Sumitomo Electric Wintec (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Let me tell you about the tree-planting activity in a mangrove forest in which we participated on April 6, 2012.
Our company is located approximately 30 km southeast of Bangkok, specifically, near the seashore connecting the mouth of the Chao Phraya River and the Gulf of Thailand. Along this seashore extends a beautiful mangrove forest.
As you may know, a mangrove forest functions not only as something to mitigate the effect of waves rolling toward the seashore, but also as a nursery ground for creatures living along the seashore. Moreover, the forest absorbs CO2, contributing to the prevention of global warming. Thus, mangrove forests are gregarious forests essential to the earth.
In recent years, however, the destruction of mangrove forests due to logging is becoming a serious concern around the world.
With this as the background, an activity to plant and grow small saplings was launched to preserve a precious mangrove forest. From March to May every year, more than 100 companies located in our neighborhood participate in this activity.
On April 6, more than 70 people, comprising our staff members, including our president, and their families, participated in the tree-planting activity.
It was the hottest season in Thailand. With sunlight pouring down directly from above, the staff members went into the mudflat and carefully planted 1,500 Abyssinia shrub saplings. It took about two hours to plant all the saplings. Although the members got sweaty and tired, many of them said “I really enjoyed the tree-planting!” or “I feel refreshed!”
This was the first time to participate in this tree-planting activity. To contribute to the preservation of a mangrove forest invaluable to the earth, we will continue to participate in the activity again next year and beyond.
▲ Group photo to commemorate our participation in the activity
Sumitomo Electric Wintec (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Electric Wintec (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was established in 1969 as Sumitomo Electric’s first overseas manufacturing base. Since then, the company has been manufacturing and selling magnet wires used in automobile motors and air-conditioners etc. for the Thailand market as well as for other countries, such as the U.S. and China.