TD SYNNEX announced that it has partnered with Treedom, a tree planting platform that funds agroforestry projects around the world, to create a TD SYNNEX Forest as a part of the company’s first anniversary celebration.
Treedom, on behalf of TD SYNNEX, will plant a tree for each of its 22,000-plus co-workers around the globe and will add to the forest with one new tree for each co-worker who joins the business in the coming years. At the outset, the TD SYNNEX Forest will offset close to 5,000 tons of CO2 over the course of the trees’ lifespan, which is a critical piece of the company’s sustainability goals and commitments to partners.
“I am incredibly proud to commemorate our first anniversary as TD SYNNEX,” said Rich Hume, CEO of TD SYNNEX. “We are thrilled to be planting a tree on behalf of each of our co-workers through Treedom and hope the TD SYNNEX Forest serves as a reminder not only of our commitments to ESG, but also the positive impact we can make on our partners and the world when we work as one team.”
Trees in the TD SYNNEX Forest will bear fruit for farmers to harvest, help economies in need, and ultimately help to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It adds to the work started by TD SYNNEX co-workers in Europe last year when they planted the first 8,000 trees as a demonstration of their commitment to a sustainable future.
“We are incredibly excited to continue our partnership with TD SYNNEX this year,” said Anna Weston, Head of Development, Treedom. “Sustained commitments like this from responsible companies like TD SYNNEX help us in our mission to green the planet at the scale and speed we need. We are delighted to engage their 22,000 co-workers through this initiative.”
The partnership with Treedom is part of the TD SYNNEX Corporate Citizenship Program, which the company announced in March along with global ESG targets. As part of its commitment to sustainability, TD SYNNEX also signed the Business Ambition for 1.5°C pledge, which means the company intends to achieve net-zero global emissions by 2050 or sooner.
Source: TD Synnex