The Premier Paper Group has raised more than half a million pounds to support the work of the Woodland Trust, funding the planting of 87.5 hectares of new native UK woodland.
Premier started working with the Woodland Trust in 2011 and by the end of 2016 had raised £519,000 for the charity through sales of its Woodland Trust Office Paper and Carbon Capture Programme.
Premier’s Carbon Capture programme gives customers the opportunity to capture CO2 emissions from the manufacture and distribution of the paper they buy and in doing so help the Woodland Trust to create new native woodland, which has an enormous environmental benefit right across the UK.
Using guidelines from The Carbon Trust and DEFRA, Premier calculates the amount of CO2 generated in the production and distribution of the paper. Customers can then choose to capture the equivalent amount of CO2 by planting trees through the Government accredited Woodland Carbon scheme and the Woodland Trust.
Karl Mitchell, director of fundraising at the Woodland Trust, said: “We are really grateful for the terrific support of Premier Paper. Funding the equivalent of 122 football pitches of trees will bring a big boost to the environment – oxygen-rich places for people to enjoy and visit and homes for wildlife. Premier Paper loves nothing more than joining us tree planting and clearly shares our love of trees”.