SUPPORTING HEALTHY FORESTS
“Supporting healthy forests" is one of our four sustainability pillars, and our objective is to replenish forests to increase tree counts, water quality, and biodiversity.
By planting more trees than are harvested, Prime Forest is not only ensuring that our forests remain healthy and well-managed, but that our forests are able to sequester more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
PRIME FOREST SUPPORT TO THE 2:1 TREE-PLANTING PROJECT
Prime Forest started the two-to-one Tree Planting Campaign in 2020. The project has the goal to plant two trees for each purchased tree. Our plan is to continue donating back until all trees harvested for purchase over 10+ years of partnership have been replanted twice. All tree re-planting projects are closely monitored and managed for the biodiversity and health of the land, as well as the trees.
Since 2004, the One Tree Planted Program has helped companies to plant trees all around the world. For each dollar donated by partnering companies, One Tree Planted plants, monitors, and reports the progress of all the donations/trees planted. One Tree Planted global projects help to restore forests after fires and floods, create jobs, build communities, and protect habitats for wildlife.
If you want to learn more about this initiative, click here.
HOW WE CALCULATE OUR EMISSIONS
We calculate our GHG Emissions using the GHG Protocol Methodology. Like most companies, our Scope 3 emissions are our largest source. The largest driver of our operational emissions - Scope 1 & Scope 2, which we have the most ability to control and influence- was our owned vehicles, used for day-to-day operations.
In 2020, we took a bold step in the calculation of our emissions and started including Scope 3 in our inventory, we used the GHG Protocol Evaluator Tool to understand the main drivers. To improve the accuracy of our numbers, for 2021 we dedicated to collecting primary data with our suppliers and vendors, as well as internal tracking systems.
Based on our climate journey today, these are areas for future actions to contribute to our forests growing stronger and healthier.
• Maintain the partnership with organizations that focus on high-quality reforestation projects
• Increase volume of FSC,SFI, and PEFC Certified wood
OUR CLIMATE JOURNEY
Although our climate journey is just beginning, we're proud to share these efforts and results; they represent the significant investment that Prime Forest is making into being an environmental steward. We have a long way to go, and we look forward to sharing our progress, challenges, and efforts as we evolve.