The Turkish office of Würth Elektronik plants a tree for every order of electronic components. Through the “Breath of the Future” campaign, a forest with 10,000 trees is to grow in the Antalya region by next year.
Würth Elektronik is cooperating with OGEM-VAK, the “Foundation for Supporting Forestry Development and Combating Forest Fires”. The first 3,000 saplings have already been planted.
“The last forest fire disaster reminded all of us again how incredibly important the work of OGEM-VAK is,” says Merze Yegen, Customer Relations Executive, at Würth Elektronik eiSos. “Our customers are happy to receive a certificate as a ‘thank you’ saying, for example, ‘Würth Elektronik has donated 14 saplings for a greener Turkey in your name for the Breath of the Future campaign.'”
OGEM-VAK is a foundation established in Ankara in 1996 to take care of the professional, economic and cultural needs of the staff of the General Directorate of Forestry and to provide services. It takes social and economic measures to make citizens of all ages aware of the protection of forests and forestry. It cooperates with all institutions, foundations and individuals that serve this purpose. OGEM-VAK has started to receive seedling donations and contribute to reforestation activities through the establishment of memorial forests, within the framework of the protocol of cooperation in reforestation signed with the General Directorate of Forestry in 2019.