The Baker Hughes Foundation announced a third donation to One Tree Planted on Monday, allowing the nonprofit group to plant 1 million trees across 17 countries as a consequence of the Foundation’s efforts.
The funding, which will support One Tree Planted’s global environmental and social impact efforts, will now total $1 million over the next three years. The grant assisted in the planting of 268,000 trees in 2021 and 350,000 trees in 2022. The 2023 award will support worldwide forestry initiatives in numerous places where Baker Hughes operates, including the Andes region of South America, British Columbia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Scotland, and Texas, United States.
“This milestone speaks to our commitment to environmental sustainability, and I want to recognize the contributions of our employees, who came together last year across the world to plant trees in the areas where we work and live,” Baker Hughes Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Simonelli said. “I am grateful for their continued dedication to our sustainability goals, and I am inspired by what we and One Tree Planted can accomplish together.”
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One Tree Planted is a non-profit dedicated to worldwide reforestation. Their objective is to make it easy for anybody to help the environment by planting trees to restore forests, create habitat for biodiversity, and have a good social impact all around the world. One Tree Planted, with a concentration on vulnerable places in need of assistance, also gives an opportunity for groups to benefit communities through education and awareness of tree-planting efforts.
“We all have a role to play in protecting the environment and combating climate change, and we admire the Baker Hughes Foundation’s continued dedication to being a force for good,” said Matt Hill, founder of One Tree Planted. “With the Baker Hughes Foundation’s impressive commitment to giving back to the environment by planting one million trees to date, we are making a powerful impact for nature and communities in 17 countries around the world.”
This grant is consistent with the Baker Hughes Foundation’s aim of encouraging environmental outcomes such as biodiversity and nature-based climate solutions. This contribution also demonstrates Baker Hughes’ commitment to furthering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), notably SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production practices.