Shanghai, April 22, 2021—On Earth Day this year, SAP donated more than 1,000 local Chinese precious trees to the Second Affiliated High School of Shanghai Normal University to implement the company’s “Plant 5 million trees worldwide by 2025 ” Promise of. SAP, together with Trella Forest Technology (hereinafter referred to as “Trella”), which manages the Million Tree Super Center and multiple afforestation projects in China, held this donation and tree planting ceremony at the Second Affiliated Middle School of Shanghai Normal University. Dong Zhigang, SAP Global Vice President and SAP China Co-General Manager, Cai Wen, Dean of the Second Affiliated Middle School of Shanghai Normal University, and Li Ruowei, General Manager of Trella China, attended the Thousand Tree Donation Ceremony. Many students in the school have conducted environmental education.
At the event, representatives of SAP and the students planted a beech tree and a sweetgum tree on the campus. These two trees will grow along with the students, implying that everyone has a bright future, and each of them will contribute to the creation of a cleaner and sustainable world. SAP will plant the remaining 1,000 metasequoia and elm trees in Trella Taizhou Super Center. In the next 20 years, these trees will be able to absorb 199 tons of carbon emissions and eliminate more than 1.5 tons of air pollution. SAP chose the Second Affiliated High School of Shanghai Normal University to cooperate because it is one of the national ecological civilization education demonstration schools and the governing unit of the National Alliance for the Development of Ecological Civilization and Environmental Education.
Dong Zhigang said: “SAP’s goal is to achieve carbon neutrality in its business operations by 2023. At the same time, we will also fully support China’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality in 2060. We are very happy to work with our Chinese partners. Together to support community learning and improve the common living environment. SAP believes that with technological innovation and nature-based solutions, we can exert a positive influence around the world and help solve global climate problems. At present, let us take the lead in stimulating students’ environmental awareness Get started.”
Principal Cai Wen said: “Today, students have personally experienced and understood the importance of trees in our lives. This is a valuable asset. SAP’s donation has not only made a positive contribution to the country’s goal of carbon neutrality, but also Our students have a real understanding of the meaning of symbiosis between humans and nature. Through today’s activities, students will further realize the significance of actively contributing to sustainable development.”
“Trella is very grateful for SAP’s support for allowing thousands of trees to enter the campus. Ten years of trees, 100 years of trees, trees guarding the children, children guarding the trees, this is the future Trella is planting with more than a million trees every year.” Li Ruowei said: “As a tree- based nature solutions company, we plant more precious local trees in China, so that people can grow trees anytime and anywhere through a combination of online and offline methods, making tree-like gift a culture. This is Trella’s mission.”
SAP is committed to enabling itself and its customers to achieve sustainable development in a profitable manner, helping companies move towards a circular economy and coping with the challenges of climate change. Based on technological innovation and natural solutions, SAP helps companies of all sizes manage their own environmental impacts in accordance with the sustainable development goals proposed by the United Nations. SAP will work with all relevant parties with a sense of mission, strive to achieve zero emissions and zero waste, and strive to create a better world.
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