INSEE Further Cements Commitment to Environment with New Mangrove Restoration Project
Continuing with its efforts to protect and restore our environment, INSEE Cement recently kicked of its latest Mangrove Restoration Project. This new initiative will work to restore a hectare of natural mangrove forest in the vicinity of the Searakkuliya Lagoon, Aruvakkaru, in the Puttalam District.
Adding to INSEEs’ ongoing mangrove restoration projects around the Thalathuduwa and Kuruluduwa Islands of the Koggala Lake, mangrove restoration project in Aruvakkaru is a new sustainability initiative by INSEE. The initial phase of the Aruvakkaru segment of the project will see between 1,500 and 2,000 new mangrove plants being introduced to the area over a period of one year, along with other ecological conservation activities.
Explaining further, Organisation and Human Resource Director Chandana Wijayanama said, “At INSEE, we are consistently striving to reduce our carbon footprint and mitigate the effects of climate change. Thus, we have instituted a comprehensive conservation and restoration umbrella that covers various areas of concern.
The new mangrove restoration project at Aravakkaru is a part of the ‘water and biodiversity’ category of efforts of INSEE, through which we envision a restored nation that is ecologically secure. As the market leader in Sri Lanka for cement products, it is also our duty to lead the way in terms of sustainable development and conservation.
In the same way that we strive for the highest standards in manufacturing, we also stand for maximum effort to safeguard our nation’s natural resources and biodiversity. Therefore, we are very proud to have launched this initiative and look forward to continuing with this project and our wider comprehensive sustainability programme in the future.”