In 2022, we fully funded an IFT (International Tree Foundation) project which saw the planting of over 400 native trees in several areas within the parish boundary of Middleton-on-the-Wolds, UK, using sites that are readily accessible to the public, on rights of way and in community green spaces to benefit wildlife and people, along with the wider environment.
Key outcomes of this project:
- Reducing the impacts of disease in the area and introducing a new species will mitigate the risk of reduced numbers due to ash dieback disease and ensure there is sufficient canopy cover for various species of wildlife.
- Used as a case study to highlight the physical and mental wellbeing benefits of having trees.
- Strengthening the community by providing a positive project that.
Going forward, we will proceed with our continuous improvement plan and look to reduce our carbon intensity even further, by stripping away any unnecessary carbon emissions resulting from our operations.
“We monitor and, where possible, reduce our consumption of resources.We apply the waste hierarchy approach (“Prevent, Reduce, Re-use, Recycle and Recover”) to manage our waste.”
Steve Griffiths – Contracts and Engineering Director