Turkey – Turkish PTT
Turkish PTT Employees’ Memorial Forest
PTT decided to participate in the afforestation efforts to contribute making the country greener.
PTT signed the “Cooperation Protocol on Afforestation”, a national campaign started by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and especially the General Directorate of Forests. Within the scope of the campaign, different actors, public institutions and state enterprises willing to take part in the project sign protocols. Participating institutions and corporations provide the funding for afforestation.
PTT signed thus the cooperation protocol for five years in 2008 and started the campaign “One Tree for per Staff” aiming to plant 30,000 trees per year, and 150,000 in total. The protocol was renewed for five-year-terms in 2013 and 2018 to create “PTT Memorial Forests” all over the country.
In all provinces of Turkey, Provincial Directorates of PTT are responsible for creating a “memorial forest” in their province. All the staff is also invited to the “voluntary planting event”.
This project is based on employees’ volunteering and promotes the protection of ecosystem and the development of employees’ willingness to be part of this commitment.
Under the protocols, 316,750 trees were planted across the country between the years