DHL Colleagues in Madagascar plant 1,000 Acacia trees
Colleagues at DHL Express Madagascar have been engaged in Global Volunteer Day (GVD) activities for several years. In 2017, 72 employees teamed up with a group of 22 young people from the SOS Children's Village Madagascar, the project partner for the event. They planted 1,000 trees in Imerintsiatosika, about 40 kilometers from Antananarivo. "We planted 1,000 Acacia trees in a single day," enthused our colleagues as they reported from the site. Acacias are particularly suited to local conditions and are the perfect choice when wanting to create green areas fast. "Some 34,000 hectares of forest have been felled in recent years," they added. "That's why DHL Madagascar volunteered to help plant new trees."