Kastamonu planted 3,500 trees in TatarstanMedia
Employees of the company traditionally joined the Republican campaign "Forest Week" and participated in the planting of fir trees in the Yelabuga forestry.
Taking a responsible approach to the conservation and restoration of the forest fund, the company has been involved in tree planting on the territory of Tatarstan for many years. This year, Kastamonu together with employees of the Yelabuga forestry planted about 3,500 fir trees near the village of Morty. The event was held as part of the annual Republican campaign "Forest Week".
“We consistently follow the fundamental principles of our environmental policy, including environmental care and responsible forest management. Tree planting is an important part of company's activities in this area. Kastamonu employees annually contribute to the restoration of the forest fund of Tatarstan by participating in the "Forest Week" campaign and many other similar events. In the near future, we plan to plant trees together with the team of the Alabuga SEZ,” said Ali Kılıç, CEO of Kastamonu Russia.
In total, over the past five years, the company has participated in the planting of more than 5,000 trees in the region. In addition to direct reforestation activities, Kastamonu regularly supports various environmental initiatives and participates in environmental activities. The company also cooperates with WWF Russia and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which promotes responsible forest management. In March 2020, Kastamonu once again became the general partner of the Earth Hour campaign in Russia.
Kastamonu was established in 1969 as a part of the HAYAT holding. The group of companies specializes in the manufacturing of MDF wood boards, particleboards, laminate flooring, door skin panels, and glossy panels. The consolidated turnover of the company amounts to €1.3 billion. The annual production of wood boards is 5 million m3, laminate flooring – 70 million m2. Kastamonu has 18 plants in 7 countries: Turkey, Russia, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the USA. The company ranks No. 7 internationally and No. 4 in Europe among the largest companies in the wood processing industry.