Adare plants UK woodland for carbon capture

Adare is committed to doing what’s right, not just for our clients and employees, but for the wider community and environment too.  At Adare, managing CSR obligations in a professional way with the opportunity to add true value is a key objective and a strong passion of the whole team.

Sustainable practices are adopted at the most senior levels of our business and permeate all corners of our supply chain, across the globe.

In July 2019, in the UK, Adare began working with Forest Carbon in partnership with Antalis one of our paper suppliers, with a view to compensate for the emissions embedded in our paper-based marketing products.

Forest Carbon supports the creation of new woodlands in the UK for organisations wanting to mitigate the impact of their greenhouse gas emissions and make a contribution to wider environment. So far, Forest Carbon has planted over 7 million trees in the UK, in woodlands independently audited and certified under the UK Woodland Carbon Code – the government backed standard that offers corporate partners complete assurance about the high quality of their carbon investment.

Adare is already taking steps to avoid and reduce our emissions and we want to complete the job by capturing the remaining balance. Working with Forest Carbon, we can report accurately and credibly on the amount of carbon captured through planting new trees in designated UK woodland to balance the carbon used in paper consumption.

Adare’s designated woodland is located in Lowther, Cumbria where former grazing and arable land has been converted to sustainable forestry, with significant local water quality, flood mitigation and biodiversity benefits.

During the first 3 months of the scheme, Adare has accrued sufficient carbon credits on behalf of our clients, to capture 500 tonnes of Co2 through the planting of 2000 trees already in this woodland.

Tracy Ellison, Managing Director UK, Adare International commented, “We are delighted to be working with Forest Carbon.  As part of our continued commitment to operate in an ethical and sustainable manner, Adare is taking responsibility for the effects of our carbon dioxide emissions whilst working hard to reduce them.  Our aim is to fully plant a 5 hectare woodland during 2020 and then continue planting new woodland space in the future….”

Adare is also proud to hold an EcoVadis Advanced GOLD rating putting the company in the top 2% of companies of our type for CSR actions and a member of the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted UN principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. 

For more information on this topic or how Adare can help, please get in contact with the team at hello@adareinternational.com

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