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GM Thailand Creates Garden to Foster Environmental Awareness

Rayong, Thailand – General Motors Thailand recently dedicated a 1,200-square meter Wildlife Habitat Council Native Garden at its Rayong manufacturing site as part of its ongoing commitment to foster environmental awareness among its employees. GM Thailand leaders Amnat Saengjan, Vice President of Manufacturing, and Marcos Purty, Managing Director led the planting ceremony.

The garden will serve as a recreational area for employees and a learning center about Southeast Asian seedlings. The initiative also supports GM’s global goal of achieving Wildlife Habitat Council certifications or the equivalent at all of its manufacturing sites worldwide by 2020. The company leads the industry in such certifications and is halfway to its goal.

“We undertake projects like this one, not just to achieve wildlife habitat certification, but also to promote awareness among our employees about natural resources and wildlife protection. It also supports GM’s Workplace of Choice objectives to create an environment where people want to come to work,” said Marcos Purty, Managing Director, GM Thailand and Chevrolet Sales Thailand.

Purty added: “Our commitment to environmental responsibility and stewardship does not stop here.”

GM Thailand’s next project is a tree planting around its Rayong manufacturing site. Already, the company’s employees have planted more than 50 small and large trees to create a peaceful and shady environment.

In addition, plant employees completed a mangrove restoration project in August, with the aim of driving employee engagement toward conservation of natural resources, boosting awareness about local environmental concerns, and supporting the local community.

The company has future plans to plant more trees, provide more knowledge about wildlife protection, and collaborate with other organizations to help protect natural resources.

“I thank our employees for their efforts so far and for their commitment to being good stewards of the environment going forward,” Purty said.