“Planting trees is a wonderful way to make a positive contribution to the environment – and it makes you feel good to be alive at the same time. We are incredibly grateful to IMSM for supporting our work and look forward to seeing you in the Forest soon.”
Lynne Richards, Head of Fundraising at The National Forest
Due to the severe weather conditions that we experienced at the end of last year, IMSM were forced to postpone the ISO 14001 Tree Planting ceremony, originally to be held on the morning of Friday 3rd December.
The revised date for the Tree Planting ceremony is this Friday 4th March and IMSM is looking forward to boosting our Green Credentials alongside our valued clients that undertook ISO 14001 Environmental Management last year, by planting over 100 trees in The National Forest.
IMSM, working in conjunction with our ISO 14001 clients, have purchased a 2 year old sapling to be planted in Poppy Wood, within the National Forest. IMSM have also purchased and will plant a second sapling, mirroring our client’s environmental commitment.
A professional photographer will be on hand to record our clients involvement on the day and IMSM will also write a press release on our client’s behalf to further publicise their commitment to the environment.
On the morning we will be welcomed to the planting site, near Melbourne in Derbyshire, by the National Forest staff. They will give a brief history of the Forest, and then we will join the foresters on the planting site. There will be a choice of trees to plant, from a selection of native broadleaf trees – such as oak, ash and silver birch. We’ll be planting 40-60cm little trees known as whips.
IMSM and The National Forest
The National Forest Company team has years of experience building creative, mutually beneficial, partnerships with the private sector. IMSM and our ISO 14001 clients are actively supporting The National Forest in one of the UK’s boldest and most ambitious environmental projects; the creation of a New Forest across 200 square miles of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire.
The Forest makes a growing contribution to addressing climate change, absorbing carbon and helping to adapt to the long-term challenge.
Spearheading the initiative is The National Forest Company, established by Government in 1995, guaranteed and sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Creating a new landscape takes ambition, time and sensitivity. To date, nearly eight million trees have been planted already and woodland cover has increased from 6% to 18%, all of which are absorbing carbon and reducing the impact of climate change.
Here’s a quick reminder of the further benefits of the tree planting for your business:
- Reduce the impact of your carbon footprint
- Improve your company recognition and media profile
- Align your brand with a visionary national project, with impressive green credentials
- Impress clients and stakeholders, and reward employees by inviting them to plant a tree
- Build profile by binding your company with inspiring environmental and educational activities
- Increase your reputation as a responsible business, setting yourself apart from competitors, helping your business to grow