Bapcor partners with Greenfleet to plant native forests
Bapcor Ltd has partnered with Greenfleet to plant native forests in Australia and capture over 5,250 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
Bapcor is leading the way on climate action and will be contributing to planting over 19,750 native trees which will grow to capture 5,292 tonnes of carbon emissions to help protect our climate.
The new partnership with Greenfleet aims to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with Bapcor’s company fleet and reflects a key focus on corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
Donations from Bapcor will directly enable Greenfleet to plant new native biodiverse forests in Australia. Bapcor’s contribution to date will help revegetate an area covering more than 9 times the MCG in Melbourne.
As the trees grow, they absorb carbon emissions and are a key contributor to climate change resilience. Greenfleet forests also help address critical deforestation, reduce salinity and soil erosion, and provide critical habitat for native wildlife, including many endangered species.
“Bapcor is delighted to be partnering with Greenfleet to support native Australian local reforestation projects, which provide a wide range of environmental benefits,” said Darryl Abotomey, Chief Executive Officer, Bapcor.
“Our partnership with Greenfleet forms part of Bapcor’s strategic commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and taking action on environmental sustainability,” he added.
Bapcor will be contributing to native reforestation projects such as an innovative climate change project in Nardoo Hills Reserve in Victoria which aims to address threatened Eucalypt species and help future proof the region’s trees.
Greenfleet with be undertaking a number of other projects in 2019. A site linking the Border Ranges National Park in NSW will restore habitat for native wildlife, including the local koala population. Another example, is a joint project with Parks Victoria which will help restore vegetation at Plenty Gorge with plants endemic to the area.
“We are excited to be working with Bapcor and applaud the company for investing in practical, on-the-ground projects which will help reduce the impacts of climate change and ensure a greener future for Australia”, said Wayne Wescott, Greenfleet CEO.
“Bapcor has taken an industry leadership position. Together, we are taking practical action to restore Australia’s forests and grow climate hope”, he stated.
Click here to read the full Media Release.