TT Pumps has planted over 100 new indigenous trees as part of a longstanding commitment to offsetting its carbon footprint. Tree planting has been a key part of TT’s environmental strategy for more than 20 years, with the new trees joining a further 250 that were planted in early 2020.
The woodland at its site near Woore now extends to over two acres and is home to an array of species including Red Oak, Lime, Cherry, Alder, Beech, Birch and Willow trees.
The expansion of its tree planting programme further endorses the company’s strong commitment to the environment. Last year, it also gained the ISO 14001 accreditation for its environmental management system and has built a dedicated TT Green Team charged with leading a number of eco initiatives.
Lloyd Swale, a Control Systems Technician and active member of the TT Green Team, said:
“For over 20 years, TT Pumps has had a programme of tree planting to improve the natural resource and wildlife opportunity.
“During that time, the woodland has developed well and is now at the stage where it requires some management. This has involved coppicing and clearing small areas of scrub to encourage the natural regeneration of the indigenous trees.”
Plans are already in place for next winter, when further tree planting will continue and woodland management will take place at a gentle pace, respecting nature and the wildlife.
The tree planting programme is just one of many initiatives introduced by TT in a bid to maximise its green credentials and reduce its carbon footprint. Other projects have included making all packaging sustainable, encouraging car sharing, and moving towards becoming a paperless office.
Managing Director, Bob Nash, added:
“We take our environmental impact very seriously, and tree planting is just one of the ways we are working to reduce our carbon footprint.
“Every member of our team is committed to making TT as green as possible. We look forward to continuing with this and our many other initiatives over the coming years.”