Part of Company’s Wide Ranging Commitment to Protect Natural Environment
TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS, 26 OCTOBER 2021: As part of Dinant’s continued commitment to protect and enhance the natural environment, staff volunteers recently participated in reforestation activities in Comayagua and San Pedro Sula. The tree planting drives are the latest in a long line of reforestation schemes that Dinant has supported throughout Honduras.
Around 60 Dinant volunteers joined 20 members of El Porvenir community, near to Dinant’s Home and Personal Care manufacturing facility located in Comayagua, to plant 500 native trees – including cedar, carreto, and macuelizo – next to Palo Verde Finca on municipal land by the Selguapa River. The reforestation day was supported by local Air Force Cadets and was operated out of Dinant’s distribution center in Comayagua.
In addition, staff volunteers from Dinant’s snacks factory and distribution center in San Pedro Sula helped to plant 300 trees in a second reforestation drive at Los Ladrillos, Cofradía, in Cortés.
Company spokesman, Roger Pineda, said, “Dinant established its palm oil plantations on existing agricultural land, and so no crucial habitat has ever been destroyed or negatively impacted by our plantations. However, protecting and enhancing the natural environment is at the heart of Dinant’s business model and at the core of our values, and so we shall continue to support reforestation projects throughout Honduras.”
Due to significant reductions in the use of chemical fertilizers, as well as a change in cultural practices in Dinant’s agricultural operations, flora has flourished at all of the company’s palm plantations, providing animals with better nutrition, shelter and wildlife corridors.
For many years, Dinant has invested in a wide range of environmental initiatives:
Mr. Pineda continued, “In addition to supporting reforestation projects, Dinant protects many hundreds of hectares of tropical rainforest at two Wildlife Conservation Centers in Honduras, where we fund and manage breeding, rearing and release programs of jaguar, red macaw and green iguanas. We are committed to protecting these areas of outstanding beauty for the long term.”
About Corporacion Dinant
Dinant’s products are sold across Central America and the Dominican Republic. Its operations directly employ 7,600 people – who in turn support approximately 22,000 family members – as well as many thousands of contractors, vendors and suppliers.