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A business which helps people across the world make progress in their lives through learning is also helping us to plant thousands of trees.

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, plants trees equivalent to removing the carbon relating to its UK offices and in putting together its annual review.

Over the course of the partnership Pearson has helped create more than 51 hectares of new native woodland at sites such as Warcop in Cumbria and Heartwood in Hertfordshire.

A few years ago, the Woodland Trust and Pearson helped 120,000 children from all over the UK get their hands dirty learning about trees. The Seeds to Trees provided 4,000 UK primary schools with kits and learning materials. It was also a Silver Partner in our Jubilee Woods Project in which we created 60 new woods of 60 acres in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Pearson produces a range of Higher Education learning solutions. Everything it publishes – from textbooks to eLearning programmes – is designed to help students learn and achieve success.

From pre-school to college, early learning to professional certification, its curriculum materials, multimedia learning tools and testing programmes help to educate millions of people worldwide - more than any other company.

Peter Hughes, Director of Sustainability at Pearson said:

“As a company that publishes books, woodland creation and forest protection have always underpinned the Pearson commitment to climate neutrality.  We are pleased that we can help the Woodland Trust create and protect UK woodland through its government-approved accreditation scheme.”

Key facts

  • Pearson has been a partner with us since 2010
  • It has helped create more than 51 hectares of new native woodland to mitigate carbon emissions from its UK operations that it has not been able to reduce or avoid during that year
  • In the past it has also helped us supply Seeds to Trees packs to UK primary schools and helped us towards creating 60 new woods to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee