“The best friend on Earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources of the Earth.”
Frank Lloyd Wright
Our Environmental Statement is all about being mindful of the effects our business has on the environment around us and focuses on what we can do to assist in the preservation of our planet for generations to come. On our search for a suitable and relevant CSR initiative that we could really get involved in, following our statement’s ethos led us to the Billion Tree Campaign. The benefits of this global campaign made our decision to get involved an extremely easy one and produced a permanent CSR objective for Smart Controls Group, which we can take forward and be truly proud of.
Our Carbon Reduction Campaign has a very simple principle – in partnership with The Green Earth Appeal and as part of the Billion Tree Campaign, we reduce our ‘Carbon Footprint’ by planting trees in areas affected by deforestation and desertification across the planet therefore, doing our bit in the worldwide challenge of climate change mitigation.
Approximately 20% of C02 in the atmosphere is the result of deforestation and forest degradation, the Billion Tree campaign aims to address the multitude of issues associated with deforestation and to return global temperature rises to within 2℃ of pre-industrial levels through the systems of reforestation.
Aside of our main reason to reduce our Carbon Footprint, the way in which these trees are planted brings a plethora of other benefits too such as increased Biodiversity, restoring degraded lands to a state of sustainable, green productivity and improving livelihoods of surrounding communities in many different ways; making this a very versatile CSR activity.
“Looking back over the Billion Tree Campaign’s greatest successes, what is most remarkable is not its scale, but its spread. People from all around the world have enthusiastically joined the campaign and planted trees in their own communities.”
Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director
Due to the success of this campaign we have now chosen to extend to our customers
There are already so many organisations involved in this worldwide campaign, doing their bit for our collective home. By getting involved, your organisation will be counted as one of these, reducing its Carbon Footprint and bringing further change and enablement in these developing communities too.
By taking responsibility for our cost to the environment as organisations, big or small, we can make a difference. Due to the level of investment our campaign and the cause, Smart Controls Group and some of our ongoing clients have been awarded the prestigious Green Apple award for Environmental best practice. We have been fortunate enough to attend the award ceremony at the Houses of Parliament multiple times and be recognised worldwide as organisations investing in and promoting environmental best practice, collectively working towards a healthier planet to live on.
If you’d like further information on how you can get involved and make a real difference, please get in touch using the below enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible