We have won a Gold Award for our 1 Tree 1 Planet initiative, as part of the 2021 Scottish Green Apple Awards!

The Green Organisation, a non-profit group committed to recognising environmental best practice, runs the Scottish Green Apple Awards. In addition to winning the Gold award, plant 100 trees in our name over the next 12 months.

Our 1 Tree 1 Planet Initiative

Our 1 Tree 1 Planet initiative aims to help replant trees all over the world, whether it is in areas that need help after natural disasters or are in need of reforestation. Now more than ever, businesses need to prioritise the triple bottom line – profit, people, and planet. In conjunction with providing our virtual services, we remain committed to helping the planet, one tree at a time.

Tree being planted as part of the 1 Tree 1 Planet initiative

Each month, we update our tree planting index to include all of our new customers. A tree is planted on their behalf every month, at no extra cost. The initiative has so far contributed to reforestation programs across the world; from the Amazon rainforest to the bushlands of Ghana to the national parks of the United States, to the endangered habitats of northeast Australia. As of March 2021, the initiative has seen 620,000 trees planted.

On the award, AnswerConnect CEO, Natalie Ruiz said:
“At AnswerConnect, we have always been passionate about giving back. We are serious about making a positive impact on people’s lives and our planet. Being recognized with a Gold Scottish Green Apple Award for our 1 Tree 1 Planet initiative shows what is possible when businesses are guided by purpose. Each of our clients plays a role in making this positive impact, and we are grateful for their on-going partnership.”

While the UK has made strides in reducing carbon emissions, businesses are one of the highest producers of CO2. By prioritising the triple bottom line, over time businesses will be able to reduce their CO2 emissions. With this in mind, we are honoured to be recognised for our ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices.