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German businesses join Green Office programme

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 6:29 pm

German businesses join Green Office programme

QĐND – Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

The German Business Association (GBA) in Vietnam, in coordination with World Wildlife Fund for Nature Vietnam (WWF Vietnam), on October 12th announced that they will encourage and support its member businesses to carry out the WWF Green Office programme.

Alexander Bischoff, Chairman of GBA Vietnam said the programme will help increase awareness of environmental protection and energy saving among its member firms.

The World Bank estimates that Vietnam may lose up to 5.5% of GDP due to environmental pollution and energy waste each year and the country also has to spend around US$780 million on community health care due to diseases related to environment pollution.

Launched in 1997 in Finland, the WWF Green Office programme has been assisting businesses and organisations in creating simple but practical changes on their working environment as well as employees’ working behaviour in order to minimise the impacts of climate change.

Source: thesaigontimes

Translated by Vu Hung

Source: QDND

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