In 2010 Peterborough Environmental City Trust (PECT) launch Forest for Peterborough, a project which aims to plant over 180,000 trees by 2030. The scheme is run in conjunction with Investors in the Environment, a not for profit environmental accreditation scheme that was first established to help local businesses in Cambridgeshire. Forest for Peterborough relies heavily on volunteered support to reach this target and as a result regularly runs volunteer days around the Peterborough area.
Working towards their green acredai for tyhe 3rd year running, The National Flooring Company, along with sister company Degafloor, volunteered to help towards this target and in the Bretton woods area of Peterborough. To gain one of their “essential actions” set out to achieve the green status, staff members, along with the support from some of their children, gave up their spare time on a Saturday morning to help plant trees. The company’s efforts meant that over 200 trees were planted which enable the initiative to reach their yearly target.
The National Flooring Company has a continued commitment towards environmental initiatives and believes that supporting a local not for profit organisation is not only beneficial in achieving the company’s aims but also in improving the local area.