AN award-winning Alcester company has kicked off the year with a goal to plant more than 2,000 trees in the next 12 months.
Roofspace Solutions, a provider of modern methods of construction, made the pledge in partnership with MoreTrees.
That partnership will commit Roofspace to plant one mangrove tree for each pair of its i-Roof components installed.
The 2,000-tree target equates to an estimated 600 tonnes of CO2 removed from the atmosphere.
Paul Terry, managing director of Roofspace Solutions, said: “There is an ever growing need to protect the environment before it’s too late.
“Our actions speak louder than words, so I believe this initiative shows that we’ve tied our success as an organisation to our commitment to sustainability, as they both go hand in hand.
“In addition to planting new trees for every pair our roofs we install, we’ll also continue to find new ways to champion the environment.
“We are committed to reducing the amount of waste we send to landfill and minimising the energy used per unit.”
Niki Tibble, co-founder at MoreTrees, added that now is the time to take action to tackle climate change.
She said: “Traditionally, construction and housebuilding have had a negative impact on the environment, so it’s fantastic to see that new, sustainable methods are available.”
Roofspace is part of Saint-Gobain’s Off-Site Solutions division, created to improve the quality and speed of construction using off-site methods.
Together, the group is working towards a target of zero emissions by 2050, with a roadmap highlighting the concrete steps being taken over the next 10 years to improve sustainability in every aspect of its operations.