Kumho continues Ecowing tree programme
Kumho Tyres, the Korean tyre maker’s Australian operation, is continuing its relationship with eco-motoring organisation Greenfleet with the planting of 5,000 trees around the country. The trees are being planted to commemorate the Australian release of the Ecowing KH27; Kumho also partnered with Greenfleet last year, and 5,000 trees were planted to mark the launch of the Ecowing all-season tyre.
Greenfleet is a non-profit organisation that has been operating for 15 years. It aims to reduce, avoid and offset carbon emissions through planting more than 7.5 million native trees and educating individuals and companies about tackling climate change.
According to Greenfleet CEO Sara Gipton, Kumho’s initiative is creating a more sustainable Australian climate. “Greenfleet is proud of Kumho’s support in plantings Australian native trees with the sales of the Ecowing all season tyre,” she said. “Kumho’s support means more forests grow which capture more carbon and provide more habitat for our unique Australian species.”
Kumho Tyres’ national marketing and training manager, David Basha, said the tyre maker is proud to support Greenfleet’s ongoing work. “Greenfleet does a fantastic job when it comes to raising awareness about tackling climate change,” he stated. “Kumho is pleased to be a part of the work Greenfleet is undertaking in reducing and offsetting carbon emissions from motorists.
“Kumho aims to be socially responsible and as part of that we aim to limit the impact we have on the environment,” added Ki Young Kim, managing director of Kumho Tyre Australia “By teaming up with Greenfleet, Kumho is giving something back to the environment and offsetting the impact tyres have on it.”