Corporate Forests

Sycamore Lane offers a range of corporate forest and carbon offset solutions to help companies on the journey to Net Zero emissions.

Manage your employees and your customers and lead from the front as an impactful climate conscious company that plants trees and supports certified carbon projects to neutralize your operational footprint.

Empower your teams to grow a corporate forest to grow your sales.

The Seeds of a Solution Are Found in The Problem

Forests are incredibly important for the well-being of people and the planet, but they are under attack for agricultural and land development usage. Many forest ecosystems are being destroyed by fires exacerbated by the effects of drought brought on by global warming. Reforestation is seen as a key natural solution to deforestation. Other than avoiding emissions in the first place, reforestation is recognized as the simplest way to offset emissions.

The scale of deforestation is such that corporate intervention is necessary to address the issue and prevent the worst effects of global warming from causing irreversible damage to the planet. Business has a crucial role to play in accelerating progress through operational initiatives, financial commitments, employee networks, consumer-facing platforms, and high-level influence.

Every business and every employee can make a vital contribution to the environment by reducing emissions and offsetting those which cannot be removed. 

What’s Good For The Planet is Good For Business

Consumer research shows that companies with strong environmental and sustainable credentials resonate better with consumers. This is borne out in research from Deloitte who reveal that ‘28% of consumers stopped purchasing certain products due to ethical or environmental concerns’ and 45% of Gen Z consumers ‘stopped purchasing certain brands because of ethical or sustainability concerns’.

When you position environmental issues as a priority, your business may attract new customers. It can also help you to attract and retain employees and impress investors and other stakeholders. Improving and communicating environmental performance can help build confidence in your customers about the commitment of your brand to environmental improvement.

The Lungs of The Planet

Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen into the atmosphere during a process known as photosynthesis. Trees are only able to absorb CO² from the atmosphere when they are alive. Once they are cut down, left to rot, or burned down, the carbon dioxide stored in the trees is released into the atmosphere. According to ScientificAmerican.com ‘deforestation in tropical rainforests adds more CO² to the atmosphere than the combined total of cars and trucks on the world’s roads.

Many organizations, including our Tree Planting Partners Eden, are working tirelessly to increase the rate of reforestation for environmental and humanitarian reasons.

Reforestation is shown to provide many benefits for us and the environment:

Business as a Force For Good

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

There are a number of actions that Businesses and Employees can take to embed the Global Goals into a company’s strategy and culture to position your business as a force for good.

We contribute directly towards 10 of the 17 Global Goals by means of our work and the work carried out by our tree planting and carbon offset project partners. 

Verified and Certified Carbon Offset Projects

We only buy carbon credits that meet industry-leading carbon standards – primarily Gold Standard Voluntary Emission Reductions (VER) and United Nations Certified Emission Reductions (CER) schemes. Each project is verified, and third party audited to the highest standards to meet demanding criteria set by the schemes.

Footprints to a Greener Future

We offer two corporate products to help businesses offset emissions and to encourage a culture of environmental awareness in businesses by growing corporate forests for employees and the organization.

We offer a Carbon Offset Plan for Employers who wish to provide employees with a paid carbon offset plan as part of an employment incentive package. The product plants 50 trees on a monthly basis, which is the number of trees required to offset the carbon footprint of an average European, based on data compiled by The World Bank.

Alternatively, in order to foster environmental awareness within your organization, employers can enhance employee benefits packages by funding a cheaper plan which plants 1 tree every day (30 trees every month) for each of your employees.

We offer a Carbon Offset Plan For Business which allows businesses to offset tonnes of CO² equivalent emissions using Gold Standard Voluntary Emission Reductions (VER) or United Nations Certified Emission Reductions (CER) schemes.

Both corporate products are ideal for businesses to incentivize customers by offsetting emissions on their behalf.

If you are a Small Businesses employing 10 people or less, and you do not know the size of your carbon footprint, we offer a Carbon Calculation Service to calculate the tonnes of CO² equivalent, which can then be offset with a Carbon Offset Plan for Businesses. Businesses interested in this service should contact Sycamore Lane at Song.Garden@yahoo.com for a short consultation and pricing.