“We have to look ahead, as is one of the first mandates given to us as chiefs (and CEOs), to make sure and to make every decision that we make relate to the welfare and well-being of the seventh generation to come…” Oren Lyons, Chief of the Onondaga Nation
This native American’s wisdom is at the heart of our activities and concerns. At PLEASS, we know that our business activity has an impact on the environment and we really want to reduce it.
We have always considered the environment in our day-to-day activities for the simple fact that our very core activity, offering bottled water, is 100% depending on a clean environment. And in 2012, we innovated within the Fijian business sector as we hired the first Corporate Sustainability Manager with a clear objective:
To reduce our company’s ecological footprint.
To do so, we have developed a Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) listing a number of actions that will help reduce our ecological footprint. This SAP is organized around ten principles of sustainability combining environmental and social principles and will progressively look at all our activities from offices to bottling process, etc.
Our SAP, environmental policy, and everything else we do in order to reduce our ecological footprint comes under the GREENPLEASS campaign that was formally launched on March 23rd, 2012 in the context of WWF’s Earth Hour campaign.
We expect to be able to show some tangible results by the end of 2012 and to be in a position to « lead by example » other Fijian companies willing to engage on the sustainability path.
We will post on this page our progress over time so come again if you wish to see what is happening with GREENPLEASS.