I nogen Associate, Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants, based in the UK, have become the official sustainability, resource efficiency and carbon footprinting partner of the Woodland Trust – the UK's leading woodland conservation charity championing native woods and trees with more than 500,000 members and supporters and 50,000 acres in its care.
Delta-Simons has worked with the Woodland Trust for many years, promoting and purchasing Woodland Carbon for clients who are seeking to remove their carbon emissions through the planting of new woodland projects.
Under the formal partnership, Delta-Simons now supports the Woodland Trust's new and existing corporate clients with their wider sustainability needs such as calculating carbon footprints, energy auditing, reducing waste generation and sustainable procurement strategies.
Dave Bloor, for the Woodland Trust, said: "With Delta-Simons as a partner we're now able to offer credible support to our corporate clients on a broad range of sustainability and carbon management issues which really enhances our relationship with our clients and helps them achieve their own corporate responsibility or resource efficiency goal"
Gareth Pickles, MD of Delta-Simons, said it was a proud moment for the company. "Partnering with the Woodland Trust is a huge endorsement for Delta-Simons and we hope to encourage more companies to mitigate their emissions through Woodland Carbon projects."
Mr Bloor said increasing numbers of businesses were looking to register for the Woodland Carbon programme – not only as a means to remove carbon, but to also create new woodland with additional tangible benefits to ecology, biodiversity and loca communities. Mitigating emissions through planting trees in the UK is a really strong marketing message for companies and also provides additional ecological and social benefits.
"Companies listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange now have to report their greenhouse gas emissions going forward and I think the Government is sending out a strong statement that British businesses need to think more about sustainability."