As part of our commitment to sustainability and tackling climate change, Shackletons has partnered with Tree-Nation to plant 5,893 trees as part of the Eden Reforestation Project in Madagascar to offset our carbon emissions.
Deforestation is a major issue in Madagascar because of its high concentration of endemic species and extreme rates of habitat loss. The Eden Reforestation programme began in 2007 and since its inception over 20 million mangroves and dry deciduous trees have been planted in this remote area of northwest Madagascar. Local villagers are hired to plant the trees providing them with fair-wage employment so they can provide for their families.
Sir Anthony Ullmann, Chairman & CEO of Shackletons commented; “Planting trees has proven to be one of the most efficient solutions to fight climate change. Shackletons furniture starts with the finest sustainable timbers, so it was important that we were able to participate in this programme and make a difference. We are delighted to have planted almost 6,000 trees so far and look forward to partnering with Tree-Nation to plant thousands more.”
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