Planting sapling trees as part of Carbon Capture® initiative

In by Gunvinder Bhogal

Specialist of direct mail fulfilment and print management services, bakergoodchild, has announced that Team BG has helped to plant over  3000 sapling trees as part of a carbon capture tree planting day that was held on 23 November at Langley Vale Wood in Surrey, where members of bakergoodchild’s staff were accompanied by TV personality, Julia Bradbury who joined them on their conservation efforts.

The Tree planting day initiative forms part of bakergoodchild’s membership of leading national paper merchant The Premier Paper Group’s Carbon Capture® programme, which is in partnership with The Woodland Trust and the Woodland Carbon scheme.

Premier Paper’s Carbon Capture® programme helps to mitigate the amount of CO2 emissions that are generated from the paper purchases made by customers by planting native woodland in the UK, providing a reduced carbon solution for businesses and organisations. The CO2 is captured by the planting of trees in new native woodland throughout the UK, through the Woodland Trust’s Government backed Woodland Carbon scheme. 100% of the Carbon Capture charge goes directly to the Woodland Trust to plant native woodland in the UK.

By becoming part of the Carbon Capture® programme, bakergoodchild is working towards its ambition to make the whole process of direct mail greener, and also to help educate the direct mail sector on how to act responsibly by ensuring that all companies recycle and seek to do their best where applicable, to minimise waste.

Commenting on their commitment to the Carbon Capture scheme and the success of the tree planting day, bakergoodchild’s Operations Director, Wesley Sinclair, stated, “Early in the year we introduced our potato starch based polywrap to our customers, giving us something that is 100% compostable and environmentally friendly. We have continued our commitment to green initiatives, by joining the Premier paper carbon capture program in conjunction with the Woodland Trust. This gives us the chance to plant new trees and rebuild forest in the UK, which will help to improve the environment around us for future generations. Team BG are very proud to be involved and will continue to invest and pioneer in green initiatives to benefit the direct mail industry as a whole. “

The recent potato starch magazine wrapping campaign that bakergoodchild announced earlier this year has gained significant strength with over 90% of its customers switching to this more environmentally friendly wrapping, and now with this latest undertaking bakergoodchild has planted young sapling trees to help improve the environment and underline its commitment as a company that seeks to undertake environmental business practices wherever possible.

By taking part in this ambitious tree planting scheme, demonstrates a clear strategy of environmental responsibility and bakergoodchild is pleased to be part of an initiative that not only contributes to carbon reduction but also creates woodlands right here in the UK for wildlife to flourish and for local communities to visit and enjoy.

Being an independent specialist provider of bulk mail fulfilment and postal services, the company has invested in specialist bespoke mailing solutions and software, which enable them to be at the forefront of using modern technologies within print for direct mail marketing campaigns. Whether its urgent print jobs, management of mailing or saving on postage, bakergoodchild is committed to deliver you a market leading service.

For information on the services bakergoodchild provides, please visit their website (www.bakergoodchild.co.uk) or call 0800 612 1972.