South Australian premier, Mike Rann, has planted the 700,000th tree at NEC's forest on Kangaroo Island.
The tree planting program is part of a global commitment from the vendor to cancel out its CO2 emissions within three years. It is also one aspect of NEC's sustainable manufacturing program, which helps eliminate lead from its products and develop bio-plastics from plants rather than petroleum.
Accompanying the premier were NEC's chief manager of the environmental division, Ryosuke Ugo, and local managing director, Toshiharu Iwasa.
"We have achieved so much and learnt a lot in our first five years on Kangaroo Island," Iwasa said. "NEC congratulates premier Rann and his government for their native forest initiative and we are proud to join and support it. Once we finish planting our island properties, we will look to establish more forests on the mainland."
The vendor has also set up a website - www.ecotonoha.com - enabling anyone to plant a tree in NEC's forest. The number of trees planted is based on the number of messages posted on the site.