Phnom Penh, 1st October 2020 – Edotco (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. (“edotco Cambodia”), an integrated telecommunications infrastructure services company, recently underlined its continued commitment to a greener and more sustainable future with a carbon emission offset initiative. Through the planting of 500 trees, this recent effort under its ‘Go Green’ plan is set to accelerate edotco Groups’ overall carbon neutrality ambition.
The initiative, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) which calls for a better and more sustainable future for all, saw the participation of 220 individuals, including Mr. Phou Li, Deputy Governor of Kep Province, Mrs. Tith Sokha, Kep Mayor, employees of edotco Cambodia, Kep provincial council representatives, members of the Youth Union of Provincial Youth Federation of Cambodia, Provincial National Youth Scouts of Cambodia, Red Cross Youth and local students.
“Sustainability is more than just a social responsibility – it is optimal for businesses as it enhances an organization’s overall efficiency and competitiveness. edotco Cambodia’s recent carbon emission offset efforts alongside the Group’s green engineering practices ensures that progressively, both the business practices and our modern-day solutions are environmentally friendly. As we continue to do our part in creating a positive environmental impact, we also aim to set a benchmark for green engineering and greener operations in the industry,” said Phillip Wong, Chief Regional Officer, ASEAN North of edotco Group.
With its steadfast commitment to green engineering, edotco has taken various measures and deployed innovative, sustainable, and energy-efficient solutions to reduce its overall carbon emissions. Some of these methods include a reduced reliance on steel for smaller and sleeker tower designs, the use of sustainable alternative materials, including carbon fiber and bamboo, in the construction of telecommunication towers, and the use on renewable energy to power up sites, among others.
Mr. Phou Li, Deputy Governor of Kep Province, said “Environment is very vital for all lives on earth. For human being, we can use this phrase: “One of our lungs depends on trees”. So, we have to take care of the environment together. The future will be sustainable environment causing people healthy as well as potential resources in the community as our people understand about the important of environment and participate in planting the tree even the fruit trees around their homes. The planting event today represents a meaningful effort to improve the quality of the environment as well as the livelihoods of the people in our whole community.”
In an effort to promote a shared agenda that changes mindsets, influences decisions, and drives positive impact, across its regional footprint, edotco has been championing the need for a collective effort by players within the ecosystem. In doing so, businesses can capture new growth opportunities through responsible environmental and sustainable development management.