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August 11, 2022

Crystal partners EarthDay on reforestation in Bangladesh

Crystal International Group has partnered with non-profit to help boost its reforestation efforts in Bangladesh.

By Michelle Russell

As a pillar of EarthDay’s work, The Canopy Project reforests areas in dire need of rehabilitation, protects biodiverse habitats around the world, and strengthens communities at risk from climate change and environmental degradation.

This year, The Canopy Project has set a goal of 10m tree plantings and commitments throughout 2022. Alongside Crystal, EarthDay will, this month, plant 100,000 mangroves along the villages of Banishanta union in the Khulna division of Bangladesh.

Planted species are native to the region (both salt and flood tolerant) and perfect for binding soil to embankments allowing more launch sites for the main form of transportation, boats.

“Benefits of mangroves go beyond fish nursery and embankment securement. Mangroves sequester roughly two to four times the amount of carbon when compared to a mature tropical forest, helping to improve air quality and lessen the environmental footprint of those living in the area,” says Kathleen Rogers, president of EarthDay, who adds: “We are happy to partner with a company like Crystal International Group Limited, one of the largest pioneering global apparel manufacturers, that is leading sustainable clothing manufacturing.”

Catherine Chiu, vice president, global sustainability of Crystal International, notes: “Tree planting has long been our environmental ambition, in which it’s one of the indicators of our Global 5-year Sustainability Targets. We recognise the ecological importance of mangrove ecosystems in providing essential habitat for thousands of species. We are delighted to collaborate with to grow mangroves and support biodiversity, in tackling climate change and deforestation.”

Tree planting is one of the continuous sustainable foci of Crystal International Group Limited. The group has planted nearly 3m trees in the past 15 years.

Last month, Crystal Denim, the denim division of Crystal International, unveiled its first carbon footprint calculator to advocate low-carbon design in the industry.

Click here for more information on the Canopy Project.

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