As part of adm’s effort to reduce the company’s total carbon emissions, COO Laurence Bosshard met with students from Avonmore Primary School to plant 30 tree saplings in West London’s Marcus Garvey Park. Both contributing to the community and positively impacting our planet, everyone got their hands dirty and enjoyed participating in the autumnal planting project, despite wintery weather conditions.
In addition to offsetting CO2 emissions, providing wildlife habitats and supporting biodiversity, adm’s morning visit will stretch to serve an even wider world impact: for every tree planted, a tonne of carbon will be saved in the Brazilian Amazon via environmental consultant Carbon Footprint’s deforestation prevention programme.
Further efforts to reduce adm’s total carbon emissions include plans to plant several more saplings before Christmas. The total emissions of adm’s Barcelona office are also due to be assessed in the new year, with subsequent guidance due to be given on carbon-reduction opportunities and ways to further offset company emissions in the future.
Ranja Sengupta, adm’s Group CSR Strategy Advisor, said “At adm we hold the words of Ban Ki-moon very close to heart: ‘Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance’. In light of this, we have been closely collaborating with Carbon Footprint to implement our offsetting program. With plans to plant trees in Peru and Spain next year, our contribution to environmental sustainability continues to grow”.