#PlantingForPlanet: CMA CGM will plant 3,000 trees in New Zealand as part of a worldwide reforestation initiative
- 110,000 trees, for each of the Group’s 110,000 staff members, will be planted throughout 12 countries as part of local reforestation programs
- CMA CGM will plant 3,000 trees in New Zealand, in partnership with NGO Trees for Survival
- The CMA CGM Group is resolutely committed to sustainable development and to the preservation of our natural environment
The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, will undertake a global reforestation initiative. 110,000 trees will be planted throughout 12 countries as part of local reforestation programs designed to regenerate nature and support the development of local communities. 110,000 trees for each of the Group’s staff members.
The Group is resolutely committed to sustainable development and to the preservation of our natural environment. As such, several initiatives have been undertaken that fully embody the Groups "Acting for People", "Acting for Planet" and "Acting for Responsible Trade" commitments.
3,000 trees in New Zealand to support integrated landscape restoration
As part of this initiative, CMA CGM, in partnership with Trees for Survival will plant 3,000 trees across New Zealand. Trees for Survival is a charitable trust which works with school and local communities to grow and plant native trees along side waterways and on erosion prone hillsides. The landscape restoration projects supported by The Group will occur in multiple locations across Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Christchurch. The program run by Trees for Survival also includes an environmental education program for school children helping them understand conservation, revegetation, wetland restoration and protecting water quality. This is a highly collaborative endeavor as there will be more than 2,600 students, involved on 80 different farming sites, planting over 30 different species.
A global reforestation initiative balancing environmental, social and economic benefits
This global reforestation initiative will deliver environmental, social and economic benefits within each of the local communities and throughout the 12 countries involved in the project: Canada, USA, Peru, Brazil, France, Romania, Morocco, India, China, Philippines, Indonesia and New Zealand. Beyond mitigating the impacts of deforestation, planting trees promotes the regeneration of soils and ecosystems that are crucial to preserving biodiversity.
In addition, a number of CMA CGM staff members will have the opportunity to take part in participatory plantings in one or more of the 12 locations worldwide. This operation is led in collaboration with PUR PROJET, the Group’s partner with whom we have developed an exclusive carbon compensation offer as part of our environmentally responsible ACT with CMA CGM+ services. These CMA CGM+ services are available to customers using any CMA CGM service including those operated by ANL and Sofrana ANL in Oceania.
Present in New Zealand since 2001, the CMA CGM Group employs 83 team members. It connects the country to the rest of the world thanks to a broad array of group services calling all major ports.
About CMA CGM
Led by Rodolphe Saadé, the CMA CGM Group is a world leader in shipping and logistics. Its 538 vessels serve more than 420 ports around the world, on all five continents. In 2019, they transported nearly 22 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) containers. With CEVA Logistics, a world leader in logistics services, CMA CGM handles more than 500,000 tons of airfreight and 1.9 million tons of inland freight every year. CMA CGM is constantly innovating to offer customers new maritime, inland and logistics solutions. Present on every continent and in 160 countries through its network of 755 offices and 750 warehouses, the Group employs more than 110,000 people worldwide, of which 2,400 in Marseille where its head office is located.