Walkers Transport pledges to plant 1 million trees by the end of 2030

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Walkers Transport has demonstrated its dedication to driving a greener future in the transport industry by partnering with climate action organisation Ecologi to provide its customers with the ability to track and offset their individual carbon footprint.

The initiative, launched as ‘Walkers Climate', will use consignment intelligence from the Walkers Insight Portal - a bespoke, proprietary transport management system - to calculate the amount of carbon each consignment will produce.

Pledging to plant one million trees - Walkers Transport's group CEO, Jason Scott.

This information will be presented to the customer giving them a true understanding of the climate impact, with the opportunity for customers to ‘carbon offset' at the click of a button.  As part of their own commitment to a greener future for all new customers, Walkers has committed to plant a tree for each consignment booked, with a pledge to plant one million trees by the end of 2030.

Following enquiries from a number of current and prospective customers, Walkers is anticipating a surge in uptake, with Walkers Climate set to create a new industry benchmark for the minimisation of carbon emissions.

The partnership with Ecologi will also provide Walker's customers with a ‘virtual rainforest', with full transparency for the customer to see what their carbon offset is contributing towards. Current projects range from reforestation efforts through to solar and onshore wind projects.

Jason Scott, group CEO at Walkers Transport said, "We recognise the impact our sector has on the climate, and we embrace the environmental responsibility that comes with that. We aim to minimise our footprint, make positive change, and encourage our customers to do the same."

"Walkers Climate goes beyond just displaying the carbon footprint of upcoming consignments for our customers, it also captures the carbon emissions for all previous consignments, allowing the customer to view their cumulative carbon impact. Going forwards we want to partner with likeminded customers who share our objective of minimising climate impacts from our combined activities."

"For an industry that still has a long way to go with environmental standards, we hope that our partnership with Ecologi empowers others within the sector to take actionable steps in contributing to a greener future."

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