Oak Tyres Plants Over 27,000 Trees with Ecologi

Independent northern tyre wholesaler Oak Tyres has planted over 27,000 trees worldwide and offset 1,400 tonnes of carbon emissions in its continued journey to becoming the first climate positive tyre wholesaler.

As the world marked Earth Day, Oak Tyres celebrated its continued progress towards its goal to offset 3,000 tonnes of carbon produced by its van fleet within 12 months, supported by environmental organisation Ecologi.

The tyre wholesaler’s positive steps have helped to fund environmental projects across the globe. These projects include supporting the construction of small scale wind farms in India, which produce emission reductions of around 14,000 tonnes of carbon per year, and protection of lowland peat forests in Indonesia, which absorb and store large amounts of carbon dioxide, helping tackle climate change.

This is in addition to tree planting projects around the world which include developments in Madagascar, Kenya, and Uganda.

Peter Cross, Oak Tyres’ Commercial Manager, said: “At this early stage in our quest to become climate positive, we’re proud of the progress made and we’re determined to continue seeking ways to improve.

“Earth Day is the perfect opportunity for us to reflect upon the importance of this mission, and the responsibility that we have to negate our organisation’s impact on the climate. We remain on course to fully offset our fleet’s CO2 emissions this year, which is the first objective that we set ourselves. When we see this means 1,400 tonnes of carbon have been offset and over 27,000 trees planted so far, it’s a very clear way for us to understand the impact of our partnership with Ecologi.”

To find out more about Oak Tyres’ progress, visit https://ecologi.com/oaktyres.