Transworld CR team facilitated various activities to contribute towards protecting and conserving these habitats and species across its global and India offices to mark the World Wetlands Day. Transworld Group Sri Lanka team organized a mangrove plantation drive with NGO Sudeesha and planted 250 saplings with 16 team members on 4th February 2020. In Oman, the team organized a beach cleanup activity in Qurum Beach with 6 team members on 7th February 2020 and volunteers collected over 8 trash bags. In Qatar, the team organized a beach cleanup activity with a local NGO - "Friends of Nature" where team members with family and children participated actively. An 8-member team from Chennai participated in a pond clean up drive with partner NGO Environmentalist Foundation of India at Kannan Kulam, one of their restored sites on 7th February 2020 to ensure cleanliness in and around the site and prevent seepage of trash and other pollutants.
Transworld Group in Dubai facilitated mangrove planting at Jebal Ali Wildlife Sanctuary for Transworld-ites and their families with children on 15th February 2019 to commemorate World Wetlands day in collaboration with Dubai Municipality. Jebal Ali Wildlife Sanctuary is marine and coastal wetlands which hosts a large variety of marine species, coral reefs and mangroves. The group of 24 volunteers planted mangroves in the coastal area, along with many other volunteers from Dubai. Mangrove planting helped the Transworld-ites to get a great exposure to mangrove ecosystem and to understand the importance of its conservation.
In observance of World Oceans Day on 8th June 2019, led by our Energizers from Vizag office 25 volunteers from our Vizag office and other shipping companies joined hands with NGO Partner Indian Youth for Society and Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation at Jodugulla Palem beach at Visakhapatnam for shore cleaning and collection of plastic debris.
Transworld Group Corporate Responsibility Team in Dubai organized an educational trip to Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary for Transworld-ites and their families on 2nd February 2019 to commemorate World Wetlands Day and UAE Environment Day (4th February 2019) and UN Decade on Biodiversity. Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area and an enclave of wilderness with 500 species of flora and fauna amidst the Emirates of Dubai. The group of 37 participants explored three hides in the Sanctuary which are Mangrove Hide, Flamingo Hide and Lagoon Hide with a conservationist. The educational trip helped the participants to get exposure to wetlands and understand their importance, learn about mangroves and their habitats and spot many migratory birds including flamingos in their natural habitat.
To observe the World Environment Day 2018, Transworld Group Dubai organized sapling planting in Dubai office premises. There were 12 saplings planted by different teams of the Group under their team names with a promise to nurture their own plant. Supporting United Nations theme of the year #beatplasticpollution, staff members signed the 4Rs Pledge promising to Refuse, Reuse, Reduce and Recycle plastic. A stall was put up for selling wood-free pencils that grow into plants. The pencils had capsules with flower or vegetable seeds at the end.
Stewarding the marine environment and committing to responsible shipping is one of the key areas of corporate responsibility at Transworld. India’s depleting mangrove cover has had a spill over effect on marine species, coastal communities and the marine ecosystem at large. On the International Day for the Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystem, Transworld Group partnered with United Way’s Mumbai and organized a workshop highlighting the significance of mangroves conservation. The session covered a wide range of topics such as scientific facts about mangrove ecosystems, their geographies in India and how individuals and the company can contribute in spreading awareness and conducting plantation drives which are the need of the hour.