Johannesburg City Parks wins Gold Award for the company doing most to protect the environment

Johannesburg City Parks was presented with yet another gold award at the PMR Africa Leaders and Achievers ceremony held on 5 November 2012.  City Parks scooped the gold award competing with the City’s top companies in the category of ‘the company doing the most to protect the environment’. 

The annual Professional Management Review (PMR) magazine hosts the awards in recognition of companies, institutions and individuals who have profiled Johannesburg as a growth point and potential investment hub for foreign and local developers and investors.

The award sought to acknowledge those for their contribution to the economic growth and development of the city, brand awareness, competencies and management expertise.  Companies were also rated against their implementation of corporate governance and levels of innovation.

This prestigious accolade further endorses City of Johannesburg’ s vision and commitment to making our city a green, liveable, resilient and economically-viable powerhouse to enhance the quality of life of all its residents. 

“The Joburg 2040 vision, bears testament, that we are committed to building a green, liveable, resilient and economically-viable powerhouse to enhance the quality of life of people, who live, play, invest and visit our vibrant city”, stated Councillor Chris Vondo, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Community Development in the City of Johannesburg.

Johannesburg City Parks the custodians of greening in the City, has planted over 200 000 trees since 2010, transformed landfill sites into world class parks, developed over 42 community food gardens, beautified key arterials in the city, is accelerating its rollout of the green outdoor gyms and is planting 7000 fruit trees this financial year.

“This vital platform ensures that government departments deliver on its mandate to enrich the lives of the people it serves and acknowledges the champions that are diligently working to make a difference in the City of Joburg”, said Councillor Vondo.

 

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