Canon India in association with Rapid Metro, has launched a joint plantation drive to beautify the area around six Metro stations in Gurgaon. Canon India would be managing the plantation activity for all the stations and, to begin with, they have started landscaping the station located at Phase III, DLF.
A tree dedication ceremony took place with the planting of the first tree by Sanjiv Rai, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, IL&FS Rail Ltd, and Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India. Also in attendance were employees of both the companies. The initiative is aimed at creating awareness about environmental issues and making the city beautiful and congestion free.
IL&FS MD & CEO Sanjiv Rai said, “We are happy to be a part of this celebration with Canon India and hope that the community nurtures the plants in the coming years to receive maximum benefits. Rapid Metro’s commitment to provide better living is an inherent part of our corporate philosophy. We are always conscious about our responsibility towards the planet, and constantly strive to make optimum use of natural resources, which will further help offset our collective carbon footprint.”
Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India, added, “Social responsibility of any business is a voluntary decision that the entrepreneurial leadership of every company must make on its own. Today, we are very proud to associate with IL&FS Rail Ltd as this is a step further in our incessant efforts aimed at increasing biodiversity in the community we operate in. Besides Education and Eye Care, environment is one of the three core areas adopted by CSR at Canon India. In line with the same, we have adopted four green belts in Gurgaon which we will nurture and develop over the next few years.”