FOREST CREATION PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT SIGNED WITH CREATING TOMORROW’S FORESTS
A&S INTERNATIONAL TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE WOODLAND CREATION SCHEME BY PLANTING A TREE FOR EACH SALE FROM SOME OF THEIR BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
Creating Tomorrow’s Forests (CTF) have launched a brand-new forest creation project giving the public the chance to work together to create UK forests, fight climate change and build back better after Covid-19. A&S International is proud to play their part having recently signed a quarterly forest creation partnership agreement. This means one tree will be planted for every unit sold of certain products including Fluitec SOLVANCER® solutions, Oil Spill Eater II bioremediation product & the Viper Wire Rope Lubricator range.
Every time the A&S International team sells a Viper WRL collar, drum of Fluitec SOLVANCER® or drum of Oil Spill Eater II they will donate £5 to the planting of a new tree. 2021 has got off to a strong start with thirteen Viper WRL collars already having been sold with an annual sales target of 150 units which for this brand alone would result in 150 new trees being planted due to A&S International’s efforts.
“Our company cares passionately about doing our bit to help fight climate change. All the brands we represent have sustainability credentials in terms of how they help to reduce the environmental impact of industrial applications & processes. By signing this exciting agreement we are now also able to help create new forests here in the UK when selling our fantastic range of products.”
Angus Macdonald, Director, A&S International Ltd
“We’re excited about this initiative which fits with our philosophy of representing brands that can help the environment.”
CTF’s first forest site is close to their headquarters in Dorset, on the Somerset Levels. Before being used for agriculture, the site was a wet woodland and home to a rare mix of tree and plant and wildlife species. Their mission is to restore the land to its former glory, planting native trees, building homes for birds and creating wildflower meadows.
The Covid-19 pandemic meant that more than half the world’s population were in some form of lockdown; resulting in a dramatic reduction in air pollution, with carbon emissions falling by an average of 17% globally. Images of clear blue skies flooded social media as the earth had a chance to breathe. Despite C02 levels rebounding quickly, the UK public have been putting pressure on government to ‘Build Back Better’.
“It’s important that we look after the land around us. There are so many forest creation projects overseas, but the global lockdowns have made us more aware of the importance of looking after our immediate environment.”
Dr Simone Webber, Senior Ecology Editor
Major business leaders including Lloyds Banking group, Heathrow Airport and BP signed a letter in June 2020 asking the UK government to formulate a Green Recovery plan as part of the strategy to get the country back on its feet. It aims to stimulate economic growth using green initiatives.
Nowadays, 88% of consumers expect businesses to have excellent corporate and social responsibility (CSR) programmes. By linking the purchase of certain products to a direct environmental benefit such as tree planting, business owners can send a powerful message about how seriously their business cares about the planet.
“We want to give people the power to fight climate change with us. Not enough is being done by UK government so we are asking the general public for help.”
Nick Hollingworth, Managing Director, CTF