STIHL also cares for environment
The STIHL not only focuses on environmental friendly technology but the environment as well. Hans Peter Stihl, the Chairman of the Advisory Board of STIHL Holding AG & Co KG and Chairman of the Supervisory of STIHL AG, stated this in his message for the tree planting campaign organised by KTS-STIHL in collaboration with the Kota Kinabalu City Hall here yesterday. STIHL has been the world’s biggest selling chainsaw brand since 1971. Sustaining forest is one of the Company’s essential interests. “For this reason we, for example, support organizations and projects throughout the world which protect rainforests. STIHL advocates sustained forest management. For example, with the Tropical Forest Foundation’s programs, we teach the utilization of ‘reduced impact logging’ that is to say, techniques for more caring and sustainable forest management. He also said as a manufacturer of chainsaws and power tools for gardening and landscaping, forest and agriculture, the Company is reliant on an intact environment and is therefore committed to running its business in such a way that any harmful effects on the environment are kept to a minimum. “The reduction of emission from manufacturing processes and our products are therefore one of our main priorities. We claim to be the technology leader in the development of environmentally compatible engine technology,” he said. The theme of the 40th anniversary of cooperation between STIHL and KTS is “STIHL Cares’. “For we, as a Company, have also stood by our responsibility vis-a-vis mar nature. We respect the cultural, social and political diversity of societies and nations,” said Hans. According to him, within the framework of applicable laws and regulations and the Company’s sphere of influence, the Company strives to harmonize commercial goals with social and ecological requirements. “Today this is expressed by the modern term, ‘Corporate social responsibility; a responsibility we have assumed ever since our family- owned Company was founded more than 80 years ago. Our principles of social responsibility are a constituent part of our corporate culture ... and business partners such as KTS were also asked to introduce comparable principles,” he said. Hans also said in his message that the Tree Planting Day is a small but visible sign of the Company’s efforts to protect the environment. “May this symbolic act encourage others to treat their surroundings with care and make a contribution to effectively protecting your country’s wonderful forests,” he added. Meanwhile, Datuk Henry Lau Lee Kong, the Managing Director of KTS Group of Companies, in his message for the event said that all of us must care and protect the environment so that the next generation will continue to enjoy a good environment like what we are enjoying now. “To all of us, Sabah and Sarawak are our only homeland which we must care and protect so that our children and their children will continue to enjoy the good environment like we do. This planting day will play a part in our effort to contribute and take a further step closer towards a sustainable environment. In this regard, we must commend the Kota Kinabalu City Hall for its efforts in organizing this planting programme. Let us hope that more will join and plant more trees,” he said. In conjunction with KTS-STIHL’s 40th partnership anniversary, KTS has organised three activities which are colouring has reached 40 years this year. The relationship bears fruits on the foundation of mutual trust, integrity and business sustainability and very importantly on quality products of great value to both companies’ customers. contest for primary schools, recycling and slogan design competition for secondary schools and tree planting for the public. KTS and STIHL business partnership which started in 1968, has reached 40 years this year. The relationship bears fruits on the foundation of mutual trust, integrity and business sustainability and very importantly on quality products of great value to both companies’ customers.