DP World said it had planted more than 700 trees as part of a decarbonisation project with Goodyear contributing towards environmental sustainability.

Since the beginning of last year, the logistics provider has been offsetting the impact of CO2 emissions by planting two trees for every tyre purchased from the manufacturer by DP World Southampton.

DP World's Off the Road tree planting initiative

DP World’s Off the Road tree planting initiative

Source: New Century Media

The trees, a mixture of Aspen, Scots Pine and Grey Willow, are growing in Wytham Woods in Oxfordshire and so far the ‘Off the Road’ initiative has resulted in 12.14 tonnes of CO2 being offset, with the total area of reforested land amounting to 0.35 hectares.

Jonathan Scott, senior director at DP World Southampton, said: “Thanks to our strong working partnership with Goodyear, the tree planting initiative has made great progress so far.

“After cutting carbon emissions across Europe by 20% last year, the Off the Road initiative is yet another example of DP World’s commitment to work alongside partners that share our focus on sustainable operations as we strive to become carbon neutral by 2040 and net zero carbon by 2050.”