Bendix extends its environmental credentials with Planet Ark
Jul 20, 2021
Bendix has signed up as an official supporter of Planet Ark, an Australian not-for-profit leading environmental behaviour change organisation whose mission is to unite government, businesses, schools and individuals through positive environmental actions.
As an official supporter, Bendix is supporting the Planet Ark Seedling Bank which supplies seedlings to community groups and schools nationwide. Under the program, groups apply to Planet Ark for funding to purchase native seedlings from local nurseries to help restore and enhance our unique Australian landscape with new native trees, scrubs and grasses across the country.
Established in 1992 the organisation initiated National Tree Day in 1996 which today is Australia’s largest community tree planting and nature protection event. With more than 2,100 planting sites nationally, some 701,000 trees were planted in 2019 bringing the total to in excess of 26 million trees since 1996.
“The support we are providing to Planet Ark, along with a host of other environmental initiates further strengthens our mission as an environmentally conscious company” said FMP Group (Australia) Pty Ltd (Bendix) General Manager George Kyriakopoulos. “It is a program that we fully endorse in efforts to reduce carbon emissions and protect our endangered environment.”
Each year approximately 300,000 people volunteer their time to engage in Planet Ark environmental outdoor activities and Bendix is now fully committed to the program as an official supporter.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Bendix into the fold as an official supporter of the National Tree Day Seedling Bank program,” said National Tree Day Campaign Manager Simone Horder. “With their support we will continue helping Australian communities around the country get native seedlings in the ground where they are needed most.”