25k trees planted in
SSW's climate pledge!

In December 2021, Smith Stone Walters launched a new company initiative to help us work towards becoming a climate positive workforce. As a business, we are passionate about our planet and are working hard to improve our climate credentials.

Through our partnership with Ecologi, we have pledged to plant five trees for every visa instruction we receive, with a business goal of planting 250,000 trees by 2030.

Almost a year on, we are delighted to announce that we have now reached another exciting milestone in our climate positivity journey, with 25,000 trees planted to date. That’s 10% of our target completed already, thanks to your visa instructions.

How it works

We have partnered with Ecologi, an environmental organisation based in the UK that funds climate projects worldwide. Through this partnership, we plant five trees for each visa instruction we receive from new or existing clients.

Ecologi works with tree planting partners who responsibly plant the trees on our behalf. The project also provides fair-wage employment by hiring local villagers to grow, plant and guard the forest restoration sites, providing a consistent income to poverty-stricken communities.

Our impact so far

To date, we have planted 26,425 trees and offset 100 tonnes of carbon. That’s equivalent to:

  • 77 long haul flights
  • 300 metres squared of sea ice saved
  • 248,100 miles driven in a car.

So far, we have supported the following projects:

  • Mangrove planting in Marotaola, Madagascar (12,995 trees)
  • Reforestation in Changalane, Mozambique (5,885 trees)
  • Planting forest gardens in Tanzania (5,245 trees)
  • Forest restoration in Kenya (2,150 trees).

To find out more, you can visit the virtual ‘SSW forest’ here.

We are delighted with the progress we have made in our tree planting project so far, and we would like to thank our clients who have helped us achieve this.

We know it won’t be long until we reach our next milestone! Want to help us get there? If you have an immigration case you’d like our help with, contact us today to speak to a member of the team.

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