Ian Williams urges other businesses in the region to act on climate change in the city by following our lead and pledging support for Bristol City’s Council’s Replant Bristol campaign

Ian Williams recently pledged our support to the One Tree Per Employee initiative which aims to help grow a quarter of a million new trees in Bristol by 2030. Delivered under the banner of Replant Bristol, a catalyst group comprising the Forest of Avon Trust, Bristol City Council, Bristol Tree Forum and the Woodland Trust, the campaign will contribute towards achieving the target set by the One City Plan to double the city’s canopy cover by 2046.

Presenting at the January City Gathering, attended by over 100 businesses, public sector, charity and third sector representatives, Ian Williams’ Executive Director Mike Turner described why the business, which is the largest to date to pledge its support, wanted to get involved: “We’re excited to support the One Tree Per Employee initiative as we recognise and value the huge amount of benefits that trees bring to our urban environment. Our involvement alone will see almost 860 trees being planted but we need more businesses to follow our lead and get involved. It doesn’t matter how large or small your organisation – what matters is that collectively we all have the power to make a difference.

“Although a national organisation, we have a strong heritage and base in the Bristol area and wanted to do something a bit different to give back to both our employees and the city. Pledging to buy one tree for each of our employees is a perfect reflection of Ian Williams’ ongoing commitment to sustainability.”

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