To renew its commitment to environmental protection, Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery Co, Ltd (Lingong), signed a global partnership agreement with the WWF in Yunfu, Guangdong province prior to the official launch of the Top Driver campaign in the city. ‘Top Drivers Environmental Volunteer Action’ is part of the Top Driver 2016 campaign which promotes improved safety and operator efficiency while searching across China to find the country’s number one machine operator. The initiative is SDLG’s latest effort to educate machine operators on good practice. SDLG co-organised a seminar on green practices with the WWF in June and hundreds of volunteers from the Top Driver campaign took part in a tree-planting event as part of the mine environmental management plan in Yunfu. The volunteer action efforts will be carried out alongside theoretical and practical tests for participants in the contest as well as free-of-charge professional training for those starting out in a career in equipment operation.