Members of the Hatch Mansfield team donned their wellies and waterproofs earlier this week as they headed to Hertfordshire for a tree planting session with the Woodland Trust.
Hatch Mansfield is working with the Woodland Trust as part of its environmental management system and long-term commitment to ISO 14001 accreditation. As part of this commitment to carbon balancing, the team were at Heartwood Forest planting a selection of trees as part of the Woodland Trust's plan to plant 600,000 trees in the forest over a seven-year period. Focusing on a combination of oak, lime, poplar and wild cherry saplings, the team of four planted around 100 indigenous trees during their two-hour session, which are expected to grow over the next 12-15 years.
Comments Rupert Lovie, Hatch Mansfield Brand Manager: "We are working with the Woodland Trust to mitigate the impact on the environment by locking up carbon emissions in the UK through woodland creation. This work will help to balance the CO2 emissions of all business mileage for company cars, trains and flights via their 'Woodland Carbon' scheme and is updated on an annual basis. It was great to get out in the fresh air, grab a spade and get planting!"