MOL Charitable Trust Supports NGO-hosted Cleanups of Mangrove Habitats and beaches

On Sunday, June 5, and Wednesday, June 8, 2022, local NGOs, funded by the MOL Charitable Trust ("the Trust"), hosted cleanup activities on beaches and in mangrove habitats in Mauritius, and Mr. Goro Yamashita, Managing Director of MOL (Mauritius) Ltd., who also serves as Chairman of the Trust’s Enforcers Committee, took part in these activities.

The cleanup activity held on June 5 coincided with the World Environment Day, designated by the United Nations. As a part of the projects funded by the Trust, Association for Sustainable Development (ADD) (Note2), a local NGO, played a key role in cleaning the beach in Rivière-des-Créoles, located in southeast Mauritius, and more than 700kg of waste were collected. The event also included a panel discussion on the importance of mangrove forests and their positive effects on the ecosystem

Mission Verte (Note3) and Precious Plastic Mauritius (Note4), local NGOs, took the lead in the cleanup activity on June 8, held in Pointe-Jérôme of Mahébourg, located in southeast Mauritius, as a part of the projects funded by the Trust. More than 100kg of waste were removed, with a focus on collecting recyclable aluminum cans and PET bottles.

Through the work of the Trust, MOL will continually contribute to local communities in Mauritius, including natural environmental protection activities.

(Note1) Please refer to the press release dated June 21, 2021 and the post dated December 24, 2021 of this page "MOL Charitable Trust selected projects for funding" for information on the Trust and its selected grant recipients.

(Note2) Association for Sustainable Development (ADD)
Aims to improve living standards, particularly in poor areas in the southeastern part of the island and assistance to local residents through enlightenment about protection of coastal areas including mangrove cultivation and skill development.

(Note3) Mission Verte
Aims to manages waste and raises awareness of recycling in the southeast area of the island.

(Note4) Precious Plastic Mauritius
Aims to hold workshops and programs for local residents to educate them about plastic pollution, recycling, and start-up of businesses.

About 110 plastic bags of waste are collected (June 5, 2022)
Cleanup organizer NGO ADD supports local residents by teaching beach conservation techniques. (June 5, 2022)
MOL (Mauritius) Ltd. Managing Director Goro Yamashita (front left in the photo) joins the cleanup activity. (June 8, 2022)