Beirut, December 7, 2023 – TotalEnergies in Lebanon, in collaboration with Cedars for Care NGO, planted 200 Leyland trees covering 72 square meters of the National Park of Beirut, Horsh Beirut. This initiative underscores TotalEnergies’ commitment to both society and the environment, as the company is participating in creating green spaces accessible to all Beirut citizens at the heart of the city.
The tree planting event took place in the presence of the Governor of Beirut, Judge Marwan Abboud, Mr. Pierre Baaklini representing the Minister of the Environment, Dr. Nasser Yassine, Ms. Youssra Sidani representing the President of the Municipality of Beirut, Mr. Abdallah Darwish, and members of the Municipality Board, TotalEnergies employees, and other volunteers. The Managing Director and Country Chair of TotalEnergies Marketing Lebanon unveiled a commemorative plaque at the event, marking the company’s dedication to the beautification and transformation of Horsh Beirut.
Horsh Beirut, also known as the “Green Lung” of the city, has long been a cherished space for both residents and visitors. This plantation project not only further enhances the park’s aesthetic appeal but also contributes significantly to improving air quality and promoting biodiversity. Every growing Leyland tree will absorb around 20 to 50 kg of CO2 per year. These trees will also offer a green buffer zone of 120 meters around Horsh Beirut, mitigating the impact of urbanization and protecting the park’s biodiversity. They will also help regulate the climate, control water runoff, and purify the air and water while supporting pollinators and other species that contribute to the ecosystem stability.
Adrien BÉCHONNET, Managing Director & Country Chair, TotalEnergies Marketing Lebanon, said: “Beyond its mission to provide affordable and reliable energy, TotalEnergies has a long-standing history of doing good and driving meaningful changes in Beirut and all over Lebanon. This initiative is a perfect alignment with our mission to enhance the well-being of our community while preserving the green spaces for future generations.”
About TotalEnergies EP in Lebanon
TotalEnergies Exploration & Production has been established in Lebanon since 2018, the year during which the two exploration and production agreements for blocks 9 and 4 were signed. As the operator of these two blocks, TotalEnergies completed the first exploration well ever drilled in Lebanese deep waters, in block 4 in early 2020, in accordance with its contractual obligations. With its partners, ENI and QatarEnergy, TotalEnergies has now completed a second exploration well, in block 9.
About TotalEnergies Marketing Lebanon
TotalEnergies Marketing Lebanon S.A.L., an affiliate of the multi-energy company TotalEnergies, has been present in Lebanon since 1951 with a network of more than 180 service stations across the Lebanese territory – of which 60 are powered by solar panels – and markets TotalEnergies’ high-quality fuel and lubricants locally.
Our team seeks tirelessly to apply the company know-how and expertise in serving more than 1,300 professional clients while contributing to their energy transition. We also serve around 70,000 customers who visit our stations daily to enjoy our one-stop-shop services and our Bonjour convenience stores with a wide variety of products and continuous offers.
TotalEnergies Marketing Lebanon strives to grow while contributing to the Company’s ambition to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, together with society. Reducing CO2 emissions and optimizing waste management solutions are priorities at our sites.
TotalEnergies Marketing Lebanon is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified and controls all the supply and distribution chain, in addition to complying with international standards of sustainability, quality, and safety. https://totalenergies.com.lb/
About the Marketing & Services division of TotalEnergies
TotalEnergies’ Marketing & Services business segment offers its professional and private customers a wide range of broad energy products and services—petroleum products, biofuels, charging and related services for electric vehicles, gas for road and maritime transportation—to support them in their mobility and help them reduce their carbon footprint. Every day, over 8 million customers visit our 16,000 service-stations all over the world. As the world’s number four in lubricants, we design and sell high-performance products for the automotive, industrial and maritime sectors. And to provide the best response to the needs of our B2B customers, we deploy our sales forces, our international logistics network and our diverse offering. We operate in 107 countries, where our 31,000 employees stand close to all of our customers.
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