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Trees for life, carbon neutrality and rewilding

GoBeyond – trees4sup

As part of our #GoBeyond initiative, in 2019 we made ourselves a commitment to do more to support rewilding initiatives, and to move towards carbon neutrality.

And then we found out about the rewilding charity #treesforlife. And decided that we could probably combine the two commitments!

We can’t make any bold claims about carbon neutrality, because we’re still working with our manufacturers to properly quantify the embedded carbon in our whole supply chain. And that takes time. But it is our ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030.

We’ve now got a corporate grove that you can visit in the highlands as part this rewilding effort. We had great plans to visit on World Rewilding Day #WRD, but of course, a little virus has got in the way of that.

Why have we chosen trees for life?

Some tree planting/carbon offsetting schemes charge as little as 11p per tree, and plant them in random far away places with little real governance over the people who plant them or how they’re looked after. Some of the worst offsetting companies actually cut down virgin rainforest to then replant them with saplings. Sadly, you can actually do more harm than good by supporting these cheaper and less ethical schemes.

Trees for life charge £6 per tree planted – which is enough to ensure the tree is maintained as part of our McConks corporate grove. And our grove is part of a much wider rewilding the Highlands project, therefore part of a designed and long term project. And forms part of our general commitment to lower our carbon content and head towards carbon neutrality.

You can read more about Trees for life and the great work they do here

Click here to find out more about World Rewilding Day

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