Mécénat Servier commits to the preservation of the forests with Planète Urgence

The Mécénat Servier Charity Fund is strengthening its commitment with Planète Urgence NGO by supporting its Environment & Development (E&D) program through their emblematic operation: “€1 = 1 tree planted”.

Since 2018, Mécénat Servier has signed a partnership with the NGO on its Congé Solidaire® program. This volunteer program offers the opportunity, each year, to the Group employees to carry out a two-week international solidarity mission during their vacation time.

In July 2021, the Charity Fund will allocate €102,674.96, to two forest preservation projects:

  • The MERCI project in Indonesia will consist of restoring the mangrove, in and around the Ujung Kulon national park. This will help preserve the habitat of the last remaining Javanese rhinos while strengthening the resilience of local communities.
  • The TAPIA project in Madagascar aims to reduce human pressure on the tapia forest while addressing the firewood needs of local communities. This initiative will provide additional income through the reforestation of various species and the development of sustainable production of wild silkworms and honey.

These two initiatives will provide an adapted local response to the pressures on fragile forest ecosystems.

This operation for biodiversity will represent an average of 4 trees planted per Group employee.

Did you know? 
11 million trees have been planted thanks to the partners and donors of Planète Urgence Ngo