GCash announced that its GForest feature recently amassed 1 million virtual trees planted.
GForest allows users to invest in planting a virtual tree that would become real trees, which the company grows for them. One million virtual trees planted also means one million physical trees planted in watersheds and rainforests around the Philippines.
GCash aims to plant about 1.3 million trees through GForest next year.
Additionally, the financial tech company also partnered with various organizations, including the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines, Ayala Land Inc., Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI), HOPE, and Century Pacific Food, Inc., in a bid to plant more trees in the Ipo Watershed, Alaminos Carbon Forest, Luyang Watershed, and the provinces of South Cotabato and Sarangani.
The company is also open to finding other areas for reforesting. This is a testament to its commitment to encouraging Filipinos to help the environment.
“We thank our partners and users for making this milestone possible. We are looking forward to being more ‘One with the Nation’ with our social responsibility initiatives in the years to come,” said Chito Maniago, Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs Officer of GCash.