Not only known as a giant in the cocoa
industry in Vietnam, Puratos Grand-Place Vietnam is also recognized as a
pioneer in pursuing the goal of sustainable development, balancing economic and
environmental benefits for the straight 20 years. After unremitting efforts to
achieve a Carbon Neutral Certificate by the end of 2021, Puratos Grand-Place
Vietnam has continued its journey of "greening" its business with
more practical and vigorous actions. A series of tree-planting, agroforestry
projects recently, aiming at greening the environment are typical examples.
More than 9,000 trees have been planted
in Lam Dong and Dak Lak in 2021
Since 2018, Puratos Group has cooperated
with PUR Project to activate the tree-planting projects in their cocoa raw
material supply areas in many countries around the world such as Vietnam,
Mexico, Philippines, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, and Ivory Coast. Under the model
of agroforestry, the project targets two main groups of crops including shade
trees and cocoa trees. Before the implementation, Puratos Corporation also
conducted 5 consecutive practical researches to evaluate the effectiveness and
feasibility of the above model.
With tens of thousands of trees planted,
the project helps reducing the carbon amount in the atmosphere, preventing
erosion and limiting global warming. Moreover, the agroforestry model also
helps cocoa plantations increase their resistance ability to the negative
impacts of climate change and create more livelihoods for farmers.
In Vietnam, the project has been
implemented by Puratos Grand-Place Vietnam in Lam Dong and Dak Lak provinces
since 2019. During the conduction, despite facing many difficulties such as
prolonged dry season or the social distancing caused by covid-19 during the
rainy season (from July to September) - the golden time to plant trees, the
project still achieved positive results with a high survival rate of trees.
As of 2021, more than 9,000 trees have
been planted, especially, the survival rate of trees in Dak Lak reaches 99%.
Following these successes, Puratos Grand-Place Vietnam also commits to plant
21,000 more trees by 2022. This is how this business "reinvests" in
the earth, while increasing income and providing the farmers with life
stability so that they can confidently cultivate cocoa trees.
Cocoa Trees Allocation in Dah Te in 2021
Not only Vietnam, in some other
countries, the tree-planting project of Puratos Group also achieved impressive
numbers. Specifically, by 2021, this group has planted more than 40,000 trees
in Ivory Coast, more than 30,000 trees in Uganda, more than 31,000 trees in the
Philippines, more than 35,000 trees in Mexico and more than 8,000 trees in
Papua New Guinea.
The “greening” journey persists.
After the positive results of the tree
planting project integrated with the PUR Project, Puratos Grand-Place Vietnam
continues to prolong its environmental protection goal in collaboration with
GIZ - the German international cooperation organization to implement the
project to renovate cocoa plantations and develop Vietnamese farmers’
livelihoods in two provinces of Lam Dong and Dak Lak. Maintaining the
agro-forestry model, the project aims to increase income for farmers and
diversify crop groups to green the earth.
Looking at the specific goals set out by
the project, it is clear to see the determination and serious investment of
Puratos Group in general and Puratos Grand-Place Vietnam in particular.
Accordingly, the project is expected to help 300 farms (equivalent to 300
hectares) successfully build the agroforestry systems, improve adaptive
capacity to climate change. The net income of 300 households owning these farms
will increase by 20%, and simultaneously, 13,000 tons of carbon will also be
sequestered in this agroforestry system.
It is known that the project has 5 main
components with specific and detailed agenda. After supporting farms to successfully
establish agroforestry models, the project will focus on capacity enhancement
and income sources diversification for farmers through a carbon offset
mechanism. It is expected that the entire target will be realized by 2025.
Not a movement or a temporary trend,
environmental protection is a long journey that requires seriousness and
dedication. It is the enterprises who are pioneering and persistent in the
philosophy of sustainable development like Puratos Grand-Place Vietnam that
promise to create breakthrough changes and spread positive values to the
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