KEPONG: The planting of over 100,000 trees under Nestle Project RiLeaf is a clear demonstration of Nestle’s continuing commitment towards greening our environment.
It is one of the key initiatives to commemorate its 100th anniversary in Malaysia.
Nestle Project RiLeaf is a riparian reforestation initiative to help the sustainability of one of the world’s richest ecosystems by creating a landscape where nature, people and agriculture (oil palm) can co-exist harmoniously.
The three-year initiative kick-started in 2011 and leverages on Nestle’s commercial agriculture experience and expertise to speed up riparian reforestation of 2,400 hectares of land along the lower Kinabatangan River.
The project aims to unite people, nature and agriculture by their common source of vitality i.e. water.
“This project reflects our global philosophy of Creating Shared Value, in addition to saving the environment. It will stimulate the local economy by creating jobs and generating income for the local community who are directly and indirectly involved in the project.
“We are also looking at how we can engage with our palm oil stakeholders in the Nestle supply chain to have a meaningful and positive sharing of value for the benefit of all,” remarked Peter R Vogt, managing director of Nestle (Malaysia) Berhad.