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Bailey of Bristol signs up to the Woodland Trust Woodland Carbon scheme

14th June 2022 | Bailey Of Bristol
Bailey of Bristol has signed up to the Woodland Trust Woodland Carbon scheme (WCS) to help reduce the carbon footprint of its operations by locking up carbon emissions through the planting of trees.

In total Bailey has donated £12,650 to The Woodland Trust to plant 2,100 native trees*, in the UK, to capture their unavoidable carbon emissions. These trees have the potential to absorb in excess of 500 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) throughout their lifetime. This level of CO2 equates to the Company’s total annual volume of greenhouse gas emissions (as published in the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Report featured in its 2021 financial accounts).

The Woodland Trust is the country’s largest woodland conservation charity with five decades of experience in protecting, restoring and creating UK woodland. In order to assist with the funding of their work they have established their own Woodland Carbon scheme to enable companies and individuals in the UK to capture greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by helping it to create new native woodland in the UK, which in time will absorb CO2 from the atmosphere.

Every year The Woodland Trust plant millions of trees across the UK, on their own estate and other private land, selecting the most appropriate species at the correct densities in the areas where they will make the most significant impact to deliver the best possible outcomes for both climate and biodiversity.

As a result, they are able to help businesses go above and beyond the usual climate commitments, taking into account whole ecosystems, landscapes and catchments for the long term, locking up carbon and creating habitats for wildlife.

For further information on the work of the Woodland Trust and their nature-based Woodland Carbon scheme please click here

Bailey of Bristol’s aim is to be become a carbon neutral business, and its participation in this scheme is the latest in a number of initiatives that the company has already undertaken to make it a more sustainable operation, more information on which can be found here.

These include, amongst others, manufacturing lighter and more thermally efficient leisure vehicles, switching to the use of renewable energy supplies and introducing new waste reduction and recycling programmes.

Commenting on this latest development Managing Director Nick Howard said “We are delighted to be supporting the fantastic work of the Woodland Trust with this donation.

We know that many of our caravan and motorhome owners enjoy visiting the Woodland Trust estates when they are away with their vehicles, and it is important that we do everything we can as a business to help preserve these natural habitats”

“Bailey will continue donating to the Woodland Trust’s Woodland Carbon scheme annually as part of the positive action we want to take to help safeguard the environment for the future.”

“There is however plenty more to be done to ensure we achieve our sustainability and corporate social responsibility goals. So, we will be looking at the implementation of further new environmental initiatives in the near future” he added.

*Bailey Caravans Ltd has donated £12,650.00 to the Woodland Trust, a company limited by guarantee (Company Number: 1982873) and a registered charity, Charity Number England and Wales: No. 294344, Scotland No. SC038885 whose registered office is at Kempton Way, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6LL to absorb 506 tonnes of carbon dioxide, through the planting of at least 2,159 trees, helping with our strategy to reduce its business carbon footprint”.

The carbon units purchased through this scheme are publicly registered under the Woodland Carbon Code, the UK’s standard for woodland creation projects that are financed by the sale of carbon units. This this government-led code, developed in conjunction with amongst others the Forestry Commission and DEFRA, encourages a consistent approach to woodland carbon projects and offers clarity and transparency about the carbon savings financial contributions will achieve.

About the Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust is the largest woodland conservation charity in the UK. It has over 500,000 supporters. It wants to see a UK rich in native woods and trees for people and wildlife.

The Trust has three key aims:

  • Protect ancient woodland which is rare, unique and irreplaceable
  • Restoration of damaged ancient woodland, bringing precious pieces of our natural history back to life
  • Plant native trees and woods with the aim of creating resilient landscapes for people and wildlife.

Established in 1972, the Woodland Trust now has over 1,000 sites in its care covering approximately 29,000 hectares. Access to its woods is free so everyone can benefit from woods and trees.