A tree-planting movement tagged ‘AXA Roots Movement’ has been initiated by AXA Mansard, a Microfinance Bank, which aims at stemming the effects of climate change on the environment.
The firm launched the project during the yearly week dedicated to Customer Service Relation (CSR) activities termed ‘AXA Week For Good’, which is one of the first activities undertaken by the insurer to introduce the initiative in collaboration with the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) to plant queen palm trees on Victoria Island.
Jumoke Odunlami, Chief Customer and Marketing Officer of AXA Mansard, noted that tree planting is a way of tackling the climate crisis.
“This is more than an activity. We have tagged it a movement, in line with one of the two pillars of CSR agenda which are climate change & biodiversity and Inclusive protection.
“So, besides the trees, we are planting here today with our partner, LASPARK, we are also encouraging and providing trees for all our employees to plant in their homes.”
Adetoun Popoola, the General Manager of LASPARK Adetoun Popoola lauded AXA Mansard for the initiative, adding that with Lagos projected to experience a population explosion over the next few years, environmental assets will be impacted, hence initiatives like the AXA Roots Movement must be emulated in order to protect the environment.