BUILD BACK BETTER: NOVUS FUNDS AND VOLUNTEERS AT MOOR TREES

  16 May, 2022      Company UpdatesCSR
BUILD BACK BETTER: NOVUS FUNDS AND VOLUNTEERS AT MOOR TREES

As a business, we have set a vision to be a force for good and as a responsible business we are committed to playing our part in supporting the communities who need the most help. It is for this reason we set up our Build Back Better initiative last year, which involves supporting a deserving community project that concentrates on one of our three key focus areas: Poverty, Wellbeing, and Environment.

We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint to help reach our ambitious sustainability targets, as well as supporting local communities on positive environmental initiatives. It is because of this, we chose Moor Trees as our second Build Back Better challenge winners.

Who are Moor Trees?

Moor Trees is a charity dedicated in helping enhance forest heritage and restoring native character woodland across the Devonshire County. They grow trees from locally collected seeds in their own nurseries, nurture through their local volunteers, and then use them to recreate woodland that has become an increasingly rare sight in the countryside.

How has Novus supported Moor Trees?

Novus has funded the plantation of hundreds of trees across the region and sent team of volunteers to maintain the saplings being grown.

We estimate that the trees planted on behalf of Novus will offset hundreds of tons of carbon emissions, which ultimately will equate to the size of our Devon Operations Office in terms of energy, waste and vehicle usage.

Environmental Commitments

This project aligns perfectly with one of our key Build Back Better focus areas – having a positive impact on the environment.

As a responsible business, we want to help protect the planet and build a sustainable future for our colleagues, clients, customers, and supply chain – but like everyone, we have a number of CO2 contributions.

Although since 2015 Novus has recorded a year-on-year reduction in our CO2 emissions through a range of measures, we want to go further which is why we have set ourselves eight ambitious Environmental commitments, find out more by clicking here.

The UK, alongside several other countries, has made a commitment to move to a ‘Net Zero’ emissions economy by 2050. Climate science showed that to halt climate change, carbon emissions have to STOP because just reducing them is not good enough.

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