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Our corporate partners come in all shapes, sizes and types – including one of the largest multi-disciplinary property advisors in the UK.

GVA, which provides a range of commercial property advice and services to clients in the public and private sectors, is working with us to mitigate carbon from its business practices.

Over the course of the last 18 months, its contributions have resulted in thousands of native trees being planted and its support has also helped fund trees for communities across the country.

The company donates £20,000 per year to us, mitigating 2,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, helping to plant over ten hectares of new native woodland – that’s the equivalent of around five football pitches of trees. Its support will help provide homes for a variety of wildlife and places for recreation.

Recently GVA announced it is expanding its level of support to not only mitigate the carbon from its 11 offices but also its business mileage.

Chris Whetstone, Corporate Responsibility Manager, GVA, said:

"We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Woodland Trust in 2016. Trees are vital. As the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen, store carbon and give life to the world's wildlife.

"At the same time, energy from fossil fuels consumed in the construction and operation of buildings accounts for approximately half of the UK’s emissions of carbon dioxide. It makes perfect sense for us to do our part in restoring the balance by ensuring more UK trees are being planted."

Quick facts about GVA’s support

  • GVA donates £20,000 a year through the Woodland Trust
  • It mitigates its carbon by planting trees, so far helping plant more than ten hectares of trees
  • One of the Woodland Trust’s most recent partners