Durban, South Africa (2016) | Environmental Campaign “Adopt a Spot”
Oiltanking Employees Help to Clean Up the Port Area in Durban by “Adopting a Spot”
Marquard & Bahls and its subsidiaries are committed to minimizing their environmental footprint – and so are their employees. On July 1, ten employees of Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo (OTGC) in Durban got up early to “walk the talk.” They participated in “Adopt a Spot,” the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) of Durban’s environment day initiative as part of “Join the race to make the world a better place” (theme and slogan for 2016 UN World Environment Day). The authority invited all stakeholders to help clean the port area, Maydon Wharf, whereby each participating company was responsible for the area close to their own location. After nearly five hours of bending down to diligently pick up litter from the roads, the adjacent properties and the beach near the jetties, the volunteers had every reason to be satisfied with their work. Their efforts really made a difference. The area looked presentable again, and approx. 25 kg of stray rubbish had been neatly consolidated into more than 40 bags.