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Celebrating the annual Philippine Arbor Day, SGS Philippines planted a total of 330 seedlings in two separate activities held in Bulacan and Bataan.

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 Last June 23, our team from SGS Subic participated in Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority’s (SBMA) third Arbor Day celebration. They trekked going to the activity site on the foothills of Barangay Bangal in Dinalupihan, Bataan and contributed by planting a total of 50 Narra and some fruit-bearing seedlings.

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While exactly on Arbor Day, June 25, the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Division spent their Sunday with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and planted a total of 280 narra seedlings at the Angat – Ipo Watershed, Norzagaray, Bulacan.


Arbor Day

According to a report, the celebration follows an age-old tradition where groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees in their communities.

In the Philippines, this was initially declared through Proclamation No.30 by former President Manuel Roxas in 1947and was then revived through Arbor Day Act of 2012 by former President Benigno Aquino III.

Watershed Conservation

According to DENR, watersheds are priority areas for reforestation to conserve the country’s source of water supply. It also enforces its policy to plant endemic trees such as Narra. If you are interested in joining similar initiatives, you may contact DENR Strategic Communication and Initiatives Services thru Mr. Roy Gulane at contact number (+632) 926-83-46.

However, SGS can further supplement this effort with services such as Surface Water Quality Monitoring that helps identify potential threats to water sources and the regular Flora and Fauna Survey to generate relevant temporal information about wildlife population, occurrence, density and diversity. You may contact us today.

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.