|Employees of Co-opMart supermarket are making paper bags. The supermarket encourages its customers to use environmentally-friendly bags instead of plastic ones ( Photo: SGGP)|
The third annual “Green Enterprise Award” Program was launched May 18 by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee.
The program is an initiative of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and the ministry. Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment have been assigned to organize it.
The aim of the “Green Enterprise Award” Program is to encourage industrial companies to care for the environment.
In 2006 the organizers gave the award to 11 enterprises which invested in the construction of waste treatment systems. To qualify for the awards, companies must conduct research which contributes to ecologically safe technology and which uses exclusively environmentally-friendly materials.