Last week, three members of the Hatch Mansfield team pulled on their boots to help plant 800 trees at the Woodland Trust’s Heartwood Forest. This annual day of planting continues the company’s commitment to lock-up carbon emissions in the UK through woodland creation. Hatch Mansfield has so far removed 500 tonnes of carbon by planting 2,800 native British trees.
In 2013 Hatch Mansfield started working with the Woodland Trust as part of its environmental management system and long-term commitment to ISO 14001 accreditation. By measuring all the road, rail and air travel by Hatch Mansfield staff for the year, the company is able to balance its CO2 emissions through the Trust’s ‘Carbon Woodland’ scheme.
Last Thursday three of the Hatch team ( From L-R in photo: Jennifer Grant, Neil Simmons and Becci Calver) worked in a team of 25 (with M&S, Waitrose and other members of the Woodland Trust), to plant 800 trees, all native British varieties – Oak, Alder and Willow – at the Heartwood Forest, just north of St.Alban’s in Hertfordshire.
Neil Simmons, Hatch Mansfield Brand Manager comments: “We were lucky to have a beautifully sunny day to enjoy this annual planting event with the Woodland Trust, it was great to know we were making up for much of the travelling necessary for distribution of our great wine brands in the UK. The only downside was the soil which was 80% flint making digging very difficult! “