Himalaya Plants 50,000 More Trees for the Future
(HOUSTON) Himalaya Herbal Healthcare has received recognition from the Maryland-based environmental group Trees for the Future for planting 50,000 trees in Andhra Pradesh, India in 2009. This is the second consecutive year Himalaya has participated in the program, bringing the company's total number of trees planted to 100,000. In 2008, they planted an original 50,000 trees in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
"Himalaya is proud to partner with Trees for the Future for our second consecutive year," said Nabeel Manal, President and CEO, Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, "and the trees we've planted in the past two years are just a beginning. We're taking a look at areas in need and evaluating our ability to do even more in 2010."
Each year, the total number of trees now planted by Himalaya remove around 2,480 tons of pollution from the global atmosphere, replace it with lifegiving oxygen, and assist in the natural return of past diversity.
"These fast-growing, permanent, beneficial trees will help protect fragile and eroded lands," said Trees for the Future Executive Director Dave Deppner. "They will assure that families can continue to live in dignity and harmony with the natural
resources of their lands."
The 100,000 trees Himalaya planted in villages in India in 2008 and 2009 benefit communities devastated by deforestation and global climate change. They include a mixture of species including fruit, fodder and nitrogen-fixing trees. Local communities in the state of Andhra Pradesh were involved in the tree planting program, creating a sense of project ownership among them.
"Trees for the Future is a perfect match for Himalaya's ongoing commitment to taking care of our world," said Manal. "If we can empower rural groups to restore tree cover to their lands, we're happy to do our part. We don't profit by doing it.
It's simply the right thing to do."
Since 1989, Tress for the Future has been helping communities throughout the world through seed distribution, agro-forestry training and tree planting projects. Further information on their worldwide initiatives can be found at www.plant-trees.org.
Information on this and other philanthropic projects by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare can be found by clicking the "Giving Back" tab on the company's website, www.himalayausa.com.
Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, a family owned company for three generations, has manufactured a complete line of pharmaceutical grade herbal products since 1930. With its global headquarters in Bangalore, India, Himalaya is the maker of LiverCare® (the US version of Liv.52®), a best-selling liver support formula.
Available in 76 countries with US headquarters in Houston, Texas, Himalaya's scientific assessment of efficacy is confirmed through primary clinical research, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and quality controls, using sophisticated chromatographic "fingerprinting" techniques.
Himalaya grows herbs on over 700 acres of clean and green farmland and controls production from seed-to-shelf. Ingredients are grown using renewable resources with no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. In addition, Himalaya adopted over 2,500 farmers, providing them with the technology and tools for sustainable farming and guaranteeing them a reliable source of income through buyback agreements.
Himalaya proudly carries the ISO-14001:2004 certificate of environmental management for its critical systems and procedures to control land, water and air pollution, as well as an ISO 9001:2001 certification, the most rigorous ISO conformance standard, for excellence in manufacturing as established by the International Organization for Standardization.
In addition to manufacturing excipient free, gluten free formulas, the company is also the maker of Certified USDA Organic Himalaya Pure Herbs in completely additive-free caplets and capsules, and Botanique by Himalaya personal care products, which use certified organic herbs and certified organic cold pressed oils and are free from over 200 synthetic ingredients.
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