Antalis UK has continued its nine-year partnership with Forest Carbon and hosted a tree-planting day at its woodland creation project.
Antalis welcomed customers Egan Reid, The Printroom and Coventry Building Society to the tree-planting day at The Croft in Cumbria, UK. The organisations planted a native oak, adding to the 9,000 broadleaf and coniferous trees previously planted on the site as part of the distributor’s carbon offsetting scheme.
The Croft is one of four schemes Antalis supports alongside Forest Carbon. Near Kettering, 4,000 trees have been planted, with 1,000 tonnes of CO2 capture underway. Meanwhile, around 32,000 trees have been planted in Northumberland, meaning a further 4,000 tonnes of CO2 will be captured.
Antalis has also partnered with Forest Carbon on an international project – ECO2 Rubber in Guatemala. This scheme has restored over 2,000 hectares of degraded, over-farmed land and created around 300 jobs in low-access communities.
According to the distributor, Antalis and its customers have planted almost 50,000 trees, restored 30 hectares of ecosystem and captured over 9,000 tonnes of CO2 to date.
Antalis’ Sustainability Manager Matthew Botfield commented on the partnership: “We’re helping to restore indigenous woodland and biodiversity, which in turn supports flood mitigation and soil and water protection. Customers also have peace of mind that Forest Carbon’s projects are certified under the UK government’s Woodland Carbon Code.”