ATI goes green, marks 21 years of reforesting the La Mesa watershed

May 19, 2022

Listed trade enabler Asian Terminals Inc. and its dockworkers recently planted around 5,000 trees atthe La Mesa Watershed over the weekend, as it sustained its corporate advocacy of reforesting and protecting Metro Manila’s last remaining nature reserve over the past 21 years.

Coinciding with the GOGREEN movement of its foreign equity partner DP World, ATI employee volunteers planted bamboo saplings in an area spanning three hectares of the so-called “green lung” of Metro Manila which is responsible for about 50% of the total potable water supply of the national capital region.

This brings ATI’s total protected forest cover to over 27 hectares, where it has planted over31,000 trees since its advocacy began in 2001.

Over the years, ATI has been partnering with government agencies and non-government organizations, including Bantay Kalikasan, for a cleaner and greener environment.

This year’s tree-planting initiative is a joint project with the Department of Environment of Natural Resources, which aims to protect critical water reservoirs and address climate change, especially this time of pandemic.

ATI employees planted around 5,000 trees at La Mesa Watershed over the weekend, bringing the company’s total protected forest cover to over 27 hectares since the project’s inception in 2001