The investment ensures direct protection of an existing threatened tropical forest in one of the most biodiverse regions of the planet, and is not limited to trees, but also the vast diversity of plant and animal species they contain.
Markus Tagger, Group CEO of Beyond ONE, says: "Our focus on positively impacting people and planet extends to everything we say and do. Our immediate actions following the calculation of our 2021 carbon emissions have been to implement measures that reduce these at an operational level, and to invest in the tangible protection of a natural resource that impacts all corners of the world.
“Not only do rainforests contain nearly 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, they also support livelihoods for 1.6 billion people. Our partnership with Rainforest Concern is a long-term initiative that will see us contributing in perpetuity to the protection of this invaluable and irreplaceable part of nature, as the extinction of the world’s rainforests would threaten the future of our planet.”
Peter Bennett, Founder Director, Rainforest Concern says: “Rainforest Concern is delighted to enter a new partnership with Beyond ONE. Proactive and committed actions by organisations like Beyond ONE to invest in standing threatened forests is one of the most effective defences we have against the current climate crisis we’re facing. We hope their initiative inspires others to do the same.”