Vindis Group has marked Earth Day with a pledge to plant a tree with each automotive its sells as a part of a wider bid to change into a carbon impartial enterprise.
Facilitated by a brand new partnership with Tree-Nation, the transfer kinds a part of the AM100 car retail group’s dedication to turning into a sustainable, Internet Zero organisation by 2030.
Beneath the brand new scheme each new and used car delivered throughout Vindis Group dealerships will mechanically plant a tree in one of many Group’s chosen initiatives throughout the globe, together with Eden Tasks in Madagascar and Nepal, forest conservation initiatives in France and Thailand and Bushes for Tigers in India.
Vindis Group managing director Jamie Vindis stated: “This partnership between Vindis Group and Tree-Nation is a major step ahead in our ambition to change into a Internet Zero organisation by 2030.
“Our mission started with an necessary change to sustainable vitality sources all through the group and the continued discount of our general CO2 emissions by greater than 10%.
“Nevertheless, we consider that our work has solely simply begun, and there may be far more that we will do as an trade and as a enterprise for ourselves and the environment, and this partnership with Tree-Nation will allow our prospects to share and contribute to this journey with us.”
Different initiatives embrace the VERRA endorsed offset scheme which has resulted in enterprise operations being Licensed Carbon Impartial in 2021.
Vindis’s efforts to change into a sustainable enterprise have already seen it undertake a VERRA endorsed carbon offset scheme which resulted in enterprise operations being Licensed Carbon Impartial in 2021.
In a particular news insight feature AM lately highlighted the added benfits of automotive retailers contemplating their sustainability amid hovering vitality prices.
Automobile retailers have been later advised that the one manner they’ll keep away from rising energy costs in a potential crisis resulting from the war in Ukraine is to go “off grid”.
As a part of its new tree-planting drive to go inexperienced, and cut back its environmental influence, Vindis prospects might be invited by Tree-Nation to plant a tree within the mission aligned with the car model that they bought earlier than receiving a Tree Certificates for every tree planted on their behalf.
They may even achieve entry to the digital ‘Vindis Group Forest’ which can give details about the whole bushes planted and CO2 tonnes offset.
Tree-Nation’s head of company partnerships, Nicolas Branellec, stated: “Tree-Nation is proud to accomplice with Vindis Group, as we work collectively to plant bushes throughout the globe, serving to assist native communities and change into extra sustainable via CO2 offsetting.
“By planting bushes via the acquisition of automobiles, their dedication and assist of Tree-Nation will assist us combat local weather change and create consciousness throughout their massive buyer base, and certainly the automotive trade as a complete.”