SEOUL — Korean Air has been taking the lead in saving the Earth by volunteering for 14 consecutive years to plant trees in Mongolia.
Until May 26, more than 200 Korean Air employees will be cooperating with 600 local residents to plant trees in Mongolia. This activity is part of Korean Air’s “Global Planting Project” that aims to prevent desertification of the city and save the environment. What was once a deserted area now has more than 110,000 trees planted and has been renamed “Korean Air Forest.” It is located in Baganuur, a city 150 kilometers east of Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.
Korean Air Forest covers an area of 440,000 square meters and consists mainly of poplar trees, sea buckthorn, and Siberian elms. The fruits of the sea buckthorn are used as ingredients of vitamin drinks. Thus, planting trees not only makes the city greener but also contributes to increasing the incomes of local residents. The airline is focused on maintaining the forest well and has hired a local professional to look after it and train local residents.
More than 200 Korean Air employees will be cooperating with 600 local residents to plant trees at the Korean Air Forest until May 26.
The air company, moreover, has been donating educational materials such as computers, desks, and chairs to local schools, which participate in its tree-planting activity. Thanks to Korean Air’s continuous effort, residents’ determination to save the environment has grown tremendously and they have become ardent supporters of the annual planting activity.
Apart from tree planting, Korean Air has engaged in an array of programs in the different markets where it flies to and it assists communities in need. Utilizing its extensive global network, the airline has provided relief goods to countries such as Myanmar, Nepal, Japan, and Peru when they were affected by natural disasters.
Korean Air will continue to roll out corporate social responsibility programs at home and abroad, in support of protecting the environment, maintaining sustainable development and supporting local communities.
For more of Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners, visit www.koreanair.com.
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