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Responsib’All Day: PRN partners Nigerian Conservation Foundation on tree planting exercise

By Guardian Nigeria
24 June 2022   |   3:43 am
As a way of observing the 10th edition of Responsib’All Day, Pernod Ricard Nigeria, the local affiliate of Pernod Ricard, a global leader in wines and spirits, is focusing on protecting and restoring nature and biodiversity.

[FILES] Tree planting

As a way of observing the 10th edition of Responsib’All Day, Pernod Ricard Nigeria, the local affiliate of Pernod Ricard, a global leader in wines and spirits, is focusing on protecting and restoring nature and biodiversity.

With this year’s theme being implemented in partnership with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), the premier NGO is dedicated to nature conservation and sustainable development in Nigeria.

The day was commemorated with the planting of 2,000 tree seedlings at various locations in Nigeria including Old Oyo National Park, Sapateri, Oyo State; Pan-Atlantic University, Ibeju-Lekki; Omo Forest Reserve, J4, Ogun State; Lagos Business School, Lekki and then rounded up at Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos.

Launched in 2011, Responsib’All Day is in line with Pernod Ricard’s Sustainability & Responsibility 2030 roadmap ‘Good Times from a Good Place’. This year, more than 18,500 Pernod Ricard employees globally are taking action by volunteering on a variety of community projects to inspire, learn, engage and educate their local communities to impact the environment. In Nigeria, the day was being commemorated with the planting of 2,000 tree seedlings at various locations including Old Oyo National Park, Sapateri, Oyo State; Pan-Atlantic University, Ibeju-Lekki; Omo Forest Reserve, J4, Ogun State; Lagos Business School, Lekki and then rounded up at Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos.

Managing Director, Pernod Ricard Western Africa, Sola Oke said: “As “créateurs de convivialité” our mission is to unravel the magic of human connection by bringing good times from a good place, as we impact our communities in our efforts to build a more sustainable and responsible world without excesses. We are delighted to partner with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation to bring our vision to life as we play our role in protecting the environment.”

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation is driven by the vision of a Nigeria where people prosper and live in harmony with nature. This vision further drives its mission to preserve the full range of Nigeria’s biodiversity; promote the sustainable use of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations; and advocate actions that minimise pollution and wasteful utilisation of renewable resources. For Responsib’All Day, they provided expertise in choosing the various seedlings needed at the various locations; and will be accountable for monitoring the maintenance of the trees.

Remarking, Director, Business Development & Communications at the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Uchenna Achunine said: “Conservation projects that help to sustain our communities like that of the Responsib’All Day, is essential for societal progress. Pernod Ricard Nigeria’s commitment to strengthening the well-being of our communities and the world at large, is truly inspirational and we are proud to boldly support and celebrate their efforts.”