The Viatek Group is a services-based organisation, offering business solutions for print, scanning & technology. With over 17 offices operating within Victoria & NSW, it makes them the largest regional supplier of managed print services, backed with local technicians on site.
Viatek people live and breathe the community which means they support local businesses and community initiatives such as Fifteen Trees in practicing and promoting sustainability. This is carried out through recycling, conserving energy, preventing pollution & minimising waste through supporting tree planting in Victoria.
Viatek understands that “being green is not just a potential competitive business advantage, it is also a good way to reduce costs and create more streamlined business processes”.
This year, Branch Leader, Paul Lecher and his team at South East Victoria supported Fifteen Trees projects to the tune of 195 trees. The trees were planted last month by Craig Kenny and the Mt Worth Landcare group in Gippsland, Vic.
Craig Kenny has only lived in the area for the last 18 months but is coming to grips with our steep heart break hills. He has a west facing hill on his property which is problematic as it is the driest part of the land and is subject to land slips caused by underground water flow. Planting on these hills required stout legs and a strong heart.
Craig sprayed 200+ planting spots against weed infestation and has used two types of protection to guard against the wallabies and wombats. One is a 20mm electrical conduit and the other is using high plastic guards for the trees. Both systems will provide terrific protection to the young trees.
Thank you to Viatek for buying our trees for this particular project with Craig.
Robert East | Secretary | Mt Worth Landcare Group
Corporate social responsibility can take many forms but for us … tree planting hits a number of targets! Community groups benefit as they receive free trees for their projects. The environment benefits as trees mean habitat for the native insects, birds, reptiles and mammals. And companies benefit too. ‘Through CSR programs, companies can help society while promoting their own brands. Corporate social responsibility can boost morale and can help both employees and employers feel more connected with the world around them’ (www.investopedia.com).
Thank you Paul and the Viatek team for your generous contribution of trees for a project in one of our favourite places in Victoria – Gippsland.
Sláinte – Colleen
Colleen Filippa is the Founder and Director of Fifteen Trees. This year, Fifteen Trees celebrates 10 years. To be part of the movement of companies looking to make a tangible contribution to our community groups and our native environment, contact Colleen at <[email protected]> or on 0400 040 659.