The new company initiative named ‘One Day One Tree’ will see employees at the company given the chance to vote for the project where they would like to see the trees planted each quarter.
For the first quarter, a restoration project in Nicaragua, Central America was the chosen location for the initial 13,128 trees to be planted. Here the project involves repairing damaged woodland in conjunction with local schools so the children can be taught about the benefits of looking after the local ecology.
Announcing the initiative, Andy Steer VP, CTO & Chair of our Sustainability Board at NTT DATA Business Solutions UK&I said: “Sustainability is a fundamental element of our business strategy. Our PlanitNOW! Programme led by our new UK sustainability board will identify and recommend sustainability initiatives each quarter, track and report on progress, in addition to advocating and evangelising the programme. In our first year of the ‘One Day One Tree’ initiative, we estimate we can plant over 50,000 trees to help combat the damaging effects of climate change for this fiscal year alone”.
“Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80 percent of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. Trees also provide tremendous social impacts by providing jobs to over 1.6 billion people, empowering women in underdeveloped nations, and supporting communities devastated by environmental damage.”
In future quarters, the company is welcoming requests from customers who have contributed by using their services, to cobrand specific projects with the costs fully covered by NTT DATA Business Solutions.
One Tree Planted Founder and Chief Environmental Evangelist, Matt Hill commented: “We’re excited for the opportunity to work with NTT DATA Business Solutions on such an impactful project. We admire the company’s commitment to planting a tree for every day they bill. It’s a prime example of how organisations can make positive change for our planet.”
About One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. To learn more, visit onetreeplanted.org.
About NTT DATA Business Solutions
NTT DATA Business Solutions designs, implements, manages and continuously expanded SAP solutions to make them work for companies and their people. Through extensive in-depth SAP expertise, it connects its clients’ business opportunities with the latest technologies. As part of the NTT DATA group and with close ties to SAP, the company gives clients and prospects access to innovative solutions and developments, and thus makes an important contribution to innovation and long-term business success. NTT DATA Business Solutions employs with more than 12,000 people in more than 30 countries.
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