In an effort to offset supply chain environmental impact for its customers and employees, Green Worldwide Shipping, a leading provider of international logistics services, is partnering with Trees for the Future to plant one tree for every shipment and employee in 2019.
“We are very excited to be able to bring this program to our customers and international partners,” says Thomas Jorgensen, CEO & President of Green Worldwide Shipping. “As contributors to the global environment, it is our responsibility to incorporate sustainability into our operational practice. It is only through relentless and ongoing effort can we begin to make a difference.”
Trees are habitat for biodiversity and create much of the planet’s oxygen. They help combat climate change and play a large role in agroforestry and in helping farming families improve their land quality and productivity.
Agroforestry is a model that integrates trees into agriculture, landscapes and is particularly appropriate for resource-poor farmers in developing countries. In addition to providing fruits, berries, and nuts, trees provide environmental services that are essential for the world: they can improve the fertility of degraded soils (through nitrogen fixation), prevent wind and soil erosion (contributing to improved fertility), increase water penetration into underground aquifers, and contribute to improvements in the growing environment.
Trees help to lessen the wind that might affect crops, cool off ground temperatures, and trap moisture and nutrients in the soil so that food crops grow better in the improved microclimate. Trees also provide fodder for animals, create living fences, and can be a source of sustainable fuelwood production.
TREES FOR THE FUTURE
Trees for the Future (TREES) is an international development 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that meets a triple bottom line by planting trees for poverty alleviation, hunger eradication, and healing the environment. Through their Forest Garden Approach, Trees for the Future trains farmers to plant and manage Forest Gardens that sustainably feed families, raise incomes by 400 percent, and end deforestation. Since 1989, TREES has planted over 150 million trees.
For more information, visit https://trees.org
THE GREEN WAY
Entrenched deeply into the Company’s culture, The Green Way is a continuous year-long initiative promoting 33 inspirational fundamentals of service to help Green freight experts deliver exceptional global experiences. Through Fundamental #6, Make A Difference, Green Worldwide Shipping believes in being an active part of the communities in which we live and with charitable action. As a logistics provider, Green also understands its responsibility to the environment and seeks to incorporate sustainable programs for the benefit of its employees, vendors, partners, and the global community.
6 | MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Be an active part of your community. Give back by contributing your time, effort, and where appropriate, your money, to make your community better. Whether through one of our national charitable partners or through your local focus, you can and do make a difference.
Green Worldwide Shipping is also a proud member of United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative that supports strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anticorruption.
For more information, visit https://www.unglobalcompact.org