AXA

AXA is creating around 100 acres of new native woodland. (Photo:WTML).

An organisation aiming to become carbon neutral - by planting trees with us.

AXA UK will plant thousands of trees, aiming to fully mitigate carbon from paper consumption by 2020.

Over the next six years the company will create over 100 acres of new native woodland in the UK, that’s the equivalent of around 40 Wembley football pitches.

"It's a great feeling that we were contributing to the environment something that will be appreciated for many, many years to come!”
Dane Barry, AXA employee

So, AXA’s support will help mitigate the equivalent carbon produced from driving 440 times around the world!

To kick start their tree planting ambitions, 100 AXA staff visited Heartwood Forest near St Albans to plant more than 2,500 trees.

Dane Barry, an AXA employee who attended the day, said: “It was a fantastic day, full of hard work, team building,lots of rain and mud, and a great feeling that we were contributing to the environment something that will be appreciated for many, many years to come!”

What else could 40 hectares do?

  • The CO2 footprint for the average person per year in the UK is 15 tonnes. Forty hectares of new woodland could mitigate the equivalent CO2 produced from 1,600 people over the course of a year
  • Forty hectares could mitigate the equivalent of 16,000 plane rides from London to Glasgow

The partnership: Key facts:

  • In 2015 AXA began their partnership with us as a carbon partner
  • AXA will plant thousands of trees to achieve being carbon neutral on paper consumption by 2020
  • Over six years this partnership will create over 100 acres of new native woodland in the UK.

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