In January 2021, the Ochresoft team made a pledge to offset the carbon emissions produced by the business, in a bid to become carbon neutral.
We are ten months into our commitment for 2022 and are delighted to confirm that the ‘Forest of Ochresoft’ has already planted 1221 trees which equates to 533 tonnes of CO2 absorption (over the lifetime of the trees).
Ochresoft is now twenty-two months on from launching this biodiversity initiative and continue to be deeply committed to maintaining the approach of being a hugely carbon-negative business.
In total, we have planted more than 2640 trees across the globe, which equates to reforesting 2.4 hectares. More than 834 tonnes of CO2 are being captured over the lifetime of the trees.
As part of this initiative, 140 Ricinodendron heudelotii trees are growing in project Cocoa Farmer Agroforestry, Cameroon. These are multipurpose trees, providing food, medicines and a wide range of commodities to the local population. These trees are also used as a live fence and for erosion control.
The programme is being completed in partnership with Tree Nation – part of a wider program dedicated to reforesting the world. For anyone wishing to plant a tree in the ‘Forest of Ochresoft’, please click here – all donations are gratefully received.