Written by Mark John Landicho
In continuing their commitment to environmental stewardship, Security Bank Foundation has launched the second year of their five-year tree planting initiative led by the company’s Social Responsibility Unit, in partnership with the ABS-CBN Foundation last September 30, 2023 at the La Mesa Nature Reserve in Quezon City.
Security Bank volunteers planted 2,000 seedlings of Sandalwood trees over an area spanning five hectares. This successful endeavor comes at the heels of last year’s tree planting activity, where 2,000 seedlings of Lago and Malapapaya trees were planted in the watershed through the support of Security Bank Foundation.
To welcome the exercise, Security Bank Foundation’s Trustees and Corporate Secretary, Melissa Aquino retold the long history of the bank’s active participation in fostering business growth alongside promoting sustainable growth and enhancing livelihood among communities.
Additionally, Sarah Alcayde-Agcoili, Project Operations Manager of the Save La Mesa Watershed Project ignited the volunteer employees’ drive to be an earth warrior and relayed the enduring importance of this project. “This is our way of giving back to our community, to the future generations, and to the environment,” she shared.
Together with the ABS-CBN Foundation, Security Bank Foundation aims to plant 10,000 trees in the La Mesa Watershed. This effort not only helps to cover the remaining area for reforestation, but also serves as an inspiration to communities and companies to join this advocacy. It’s another year of the foundations’ collective action towards achieving a greener and sustainable future.