Planting trees with Land Life Company
Last year, we announced the start of a five-year partnership with Land Life Company. We work with Land Life Company to offset our annual CO2 footprint of our office operations (253 tonnes CO2 emissions in 2021) by reforesting degraded land in the region of Castile and León in north-western Spain.
Reforestation is the natural or intentional restocking of existing forests and woodlands (forestation) that have been depleted. Land Life Company focuses on reforestation and ecosystem revitalisation, applying principles like native species, biodiversity and mosaic landscape design. It aims to develop strong, stress-resistant trees with a large potential for CO2 absorption. In the autumn of 2021, in their largest operational project to date, Land Life Company planted two million trees in northern Spain, restoring nearly 2,000 hectares of degraded land in the process.
Three of our colleagues were able to visit the planting sites in Spain in November 2021 and do some tree planting themselves.
“It was very impressive seeing the tree planting sites in real life. It made us realise that it’s not just a question of: you plant the trees and the job is done. It takes 30 years for the trees to absorb the CO2 from the air that we emit today. So it’s very important to cut our emissions as much as possible right now to have a real impact on climate change.”