São Paulo, October 2020 – Putting into practice the actions of its Environmental Management Plan, this October BP Bunge Bioenergia is donating thousands of native seedlings to help build forests, restore permanent preservation areas, promote environmental education, and raise people’s awareness about the planting of trees in municipalities near its two agro-industrial units in the state of Goiás.
In the beginning of the month, seedlings were donated to the Municipal Secretariat of Education, Culture, and Sports of Cachoeira Dourada, a city neighbouring Itumbiara – where one of BP Bunge Bioenergia’s agro-industrial units is located. This action supports the environmental education projects following the celebration of the National Tree Day, on September 21st, and aims at restoring the area of the city’s future river beach.
On October 5, the company donated seedlings to the Environmental Secretariats of the Municipalities of Turvelândia, Porteirão, and Edeia – the latter where BP Bunge’s Tropical unit is located.
“Our Environmental Management Plan provides for constant and systematic actions of collaboration with government agencies, entities, partners, and community representatives to help create new green zones, restore protected areas, and spread knowledge and environmental education. The joint action involving companies, governments, organizations, and individuals is certainly the best way to achieve good results so we can take better care of the environment”, says Nádia Gama, HSSE director, BP Bunge Bioenergia.
This October, the company will make new seedling donations to the Environmental Secretariat of Itumbiara, to the State University of Goiás (UEG) campus in that city, and to the local Rotary Club.
All seedlings donated are produced in BP Bunge Bioenergia’s own nursery, at its Ituiutaba unit, in Minas Gerais. Among the varieties offered are seedlings of golden trumpet tree, pequi tree, jacaranda, Brazilian peppertree, jatoba-do-cerrado and goiabinha.