Woodland Trust Sponsorship helps us plant new trees

Our Christmas gift for our UK woodland.

We are delighted to be working with the Woodland Trust and their Woodland Carbon Project.

Working in partnership with the Woodland Trust helps us to reduce our carbon footprint, locking up our carbon emissions through planting trees.  Creating new woodland harnesses nature’s simple and powerful way of removing carbon dioxide from the environment.

During 2015 our employees have been fundraising for the Woodland Trust and have created 250m2 of new native woodland. In time this will absorb at least 10 tonnes of carbon dioxide.  We are delighted with this effort as we encourage our team to support our carbon reduction mission.

One of the creation sites that we are supporting through the Woodland Carbon Project is, Heartwood Forest, located in London’s Green Belt, just 25 miles from Marble Arch. The forest is set to become England’s largest new native forests by the time it is completed. It already boasts 45 acres of precious ancient woodland and is home to abundant birdlife and bluebells.

The Woodland Carbon project is certified under the Woodland Carbon Code which is the UK’s first ever government approved carbon certification scheme.

We are not stopping there…

After Christmas, when the festivities are all over, Impress are recycling our unwanted Christmas cards through the Woodland Trust scheme which aims to plant thousands of trees across the UK as a result of the card donations.

So, here’s to the UK woods and wildlife!  We are delighted to help protect and replenish our precious trees.

Would you like to join in?  Recycle your old Christmas cards, drop them off in M&S stores from 2 – 31 January 2016.



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