East Midlands Instrument Company (EMI) have partnered with E4 Environment to help reduce the impact our operations have on the surrounding environment. Part of a wider sustainability programme, EMI management are funding the planting of 120 trees to offset CO2 emissions generated from our energy usage and business travel.
Keven Bingham, Managing Director of EMI said “We are delighted to be working with E4 Environment to offset the CO2 emissions our business generates from energy and business travel. Last year we assessed our energy and business travel usage, which equated to 120 tonnes of CO2. As a business we recognise the importance of a reducing our environment impact and EMI are happy to play its part.”
E4 Environment runs a programme which actively encourages woodlands to be planted and long-term benefits monitored through research. It is estimated that each tree absorbs 1 tonne of CO2 over 40 years’. Woodlands also support and provide a habitat for wildlife, insects, birds, mice and owls as well as some of Britain’s native flowers which are critical to the British countryside.
This October 2017, EMI reached the milestone of planting 80 trees which is over 60% of our target for the year. These trees have all been planted at Hectors Wood, Shropshire on the banks of the River Severn. Hectors Wood consists of a mixed woodland including: Oak (Quercus robur), Silver Birch (Betula pendula), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), Hazel (Corylus avellane), Holly (Ilex aquifolium) and Dog Rose (Rosa canina) trees. A selection of the trees planted by EMI can be found below: