JUST ONE Tree is a non-profit community interest company removing CO2 from the atmosphere and reversing biodiversity loss through global reforestation.
We provide a platform for individuals, schools, and businesses to take collective action on rising global temperatures.
Now more than ever, it is imperative we give back to our environment.
JUST £1 PLANTS 1 TREE
How it works
Each tree supports our oceans project and brings environmental education into the classrooms.
JUST ONE Tree funds carefully selected reforestation organisations. We choose our partners based on criteria such as existing infrastructure, methodology, impact on community, and tree survival rates. The projects hire and train local community members to plant the trees, sourcing and planting only native species and caring for the trees from seeds through to maturity. The communities protect their new forests as they now have a vested interest in their survival.
But we don’t stop there
We focus on restoring the entire ecosystem, and for us, reforestation doesn’t just begin and end on land. Through groundbreaking kelp forest regeneration in the Philippines and off the coast of Australia, we’re addressing the issues our oceans are facing, such as ocean acidification, rising sea temperatures, and marine biodiversity loss.
We’re bringing environmental education into thousands of classrooms across the UK, Europe, and around the globe, to help teach the next generations the importance of protecting our natural world.
As part of REM’s pathway to a cleaner and greener future we’re delighted to announce we have joined Just One Tree and are committed to planting trees around the World to help fight climate change. Climate change affects us all and trees are an effective way to remove Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere.
We have been planting Trees with Just One Tree for over 18 months via a number of Sales Campaigns throughout the year and will continue to do so into the future. We plant a Tree for every order we take relating to a JOT campaign and you can find our latest Total Tree Count in the Certificate attached along with the detailing of Co2 we are helping to remove from the Earth’s atmosphere each and every year.
REM – Powering Towards a Carbon Neutral Future
At REM, we’re keenly aware of the impact that business has had on the environment. Climate change and the threat that it brings to future generations is a risk that we take very seriously by working towards a carbon neutral future. We’ve been fortunate enough to have been in business for over a century, and we’d love for that legacy to continue for another 100 years – which is why we’re striving to switch to a completely carbon neutral way of working. That way, we lessen our own environmental impact and are doing our part in the battle against climate change.
In this article, we’re going to cover some of the improvements we’re making at REM to transition towards becoming carbon neutral.
Ethical Wood Sources
We use a wide range of wood types in our quality products to ensure that the items we produce feature the right qualities in terms of durability and aesthetics, which can be a challenging when working towards the goal of being carbon neutral. We make sure that all of our wood sources are classified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This is the gold standard in terms of ethical wood production and sourcing, as it guarantees that the wood has been sustainably harvested from forests that are ethically managed.
That means the wood we source comes from forests that are socially beneficial, totally sustainable and economically viable for us and our customers. We even source our cardboard using the same method to ensure that our work doesn’t impact the environment negatively.
Carbon Neutral Marketing
At REM, we’ve looked at all areas of our business to find ways of becoming carbon neutral – even in our marketing efforts. When creating marketing materials such as Catalogues, brochures and flyers we use printers that are FSC and World Land Trust certified to ensure all of our paper is carbon balanced and the ink vegetable-based. Our marketing team has also joined partnership with Just One Tree to help stem the tide of deforestation around the globe. Our quarterly sales campaigns are being used to promote tree planting, so for every order we take, we plant a tree. It’s early days, but since June 2022 we’ve already managed to plant 131 REM trees.
Sustainable Vehicle Fleets
With Fossil Fuels being the major contributor of greenhouses gasses in the atmosphere we’ve recently upgraded our fleet of REM vehicles to ensure they are producing as few harmful emissions as possible. All of the vehicles we use to deliver our fantastic products are fully compliant with Euro 6 standards for low emissions. What’s more, the cars that we drive are also fully electric, so we aren’t reliant on fossil fuels for transportation. We’re looking to make a difference in the World so that REM will still be manufacturing furniture in another 100 years. Our commitment is to reach a carbon neutral status as soon as possible. The approaches we’re now taking with our Spa, Salon and Barbering equipment are just the start of our journey towards a more ethical, sustainable way of working.
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Glenfield Mill, Glenfield Road, Nelson,
Lancashire, BB9 8AW UK