Manchester-based France Line International Transport Ltd recently became supporter of the charity Tree Aid and its donation resulted in 20 trees being planted by local communities, including children, in the drylands of Africa. The dynamic trailer operator and freight forwarder chose to work with Tree Aid as a way to offset the carbon footprint they generate when transporting industrial cargo from the UK to France on behalf of manufacturing companies from different sectors of industries.
Marie Boyer, Manager of the French road freight specialist, commented: "We were impressed by Tree Aid's work as they are helping improve the environment whilst enabling communities in the Sahel of Africa to fight poverty and become self-reliant. Their concept of simultaneously helping improve people's lives and the environment appealed to us strongly."
The small but successful company is committed to recycling and is always looking for ways to reduce its use of paper and do more via e-mail. This year their focus will be more on their website rather than off-line marketing. They also support the fact that more and more transport magazines have opted for on-line versions. "Apart from the fact that the cost for advertising online is lower than offline, the change also benefits the environment and we are saving money whilst supporting something that fits in with our green outlook" commented Marie Boyer.
France Line's recent donation to Tree Aid is not a one-off; they intend to carry on supporting the UK's only forestry focused development charity in the future. In fact, they have already pledged to be generous again at Christmas time, and will donate the money they will save by sending an e-card to their customers, suppliers and contacts again this year, rather than a paper card.