Nectar partners with Woodland Trust to let customers plant their points
Nectar customers can now donate their points to the Woodland Trust to help protect the planet
Nectar customers can now spend their points to help to protect and restore nature and biodiversity thanks to a new Nectar partnership with the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, the Woodland Trust.
Customers can donate 2,000 Nectar points to the Woodland Trust via the Nectar app and website to have a tree planted in a new and flourishing wood, providing a natural environment for wildlife and space for people to enjoy.
By donating 5,000 Nectar points customers can contribute to funding the maintenance and protection of the existing trees and woods cared for by the Woodland Trust, including encouraging the natural growth of new trees through the process known as natural regeneration.
Capturing and storing carbon from the atmosphere is vital in the fight against climate change, and each year an estimated 20 million tonnes of CO2 are absorbed and locked away by the UK’s existing trees and woods1. Nectar members can make a difference by helping the Woodland Trust to care for their woods, ensuring they continue to absorb and store carbon emissions, with a 5,000 point donation locking up around 1 tonne of carbon.
Karl Mitchell, Director of fundraising at the Woodland Trust, said: “It is very fitting that on a week when the international community is coming together to discuss the global climate situation in COP 26 that a new partnership is launched with Nectar and the Woodland Trust.
“Nectar customers can join as a member and donate to plant trees with us – it gives people a simple way to do their bit to combat the global climate emergency and create a natural legacy. Trees are our national warriors against climate change – we need more of them and quickly. Trees planted through the Nectar partnership will boost our bid to plant 50 million trees by 2025.
“The Woodland Trust has a long and fruitful relationship with Sainsbury’s – which owns Nectar – that spans more than a decade and has seen over 4.3 million native trees planted. This new Nectar partnership is set to branch this relationship out even further bringing more huge environmental benefits.”
Ruth Cranston, Head of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability at Sainsbury’s says: “We’re proud to be supporting the Woodland Trust, in all of the important work it’s doing, by creating and maintaining habitats for wildlife and providing spaces for people to enjoy nature.
“We all need to take action to tackle the climate crisis, that’s why we’ve committed to become Net Zero in our own operations by 2035 and to reduce our scope 3 emissions across our value chain by 30% by 2030.”
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