Back in February 2020 the team announced that we would be supporting One Tree Planted, an environmental charity focused on replanting the world's forests. Our pledge was to help plant one tree each time a new merchant location was added to our platform.
In 2021 we are happy to announce that we have signed 3000 merchant locations and therefore sending a donation to One Tree Planted this month so that the team can use this to replant some of the endangered forestry located in the Amazon.
With the world's largest rainforest ecosystem, the Amazon Rainforest spans 9 countries and is home to iconic species like the Jaguar, Macaw, Amazon River Dolphin, Black Spider Monkey, and Poison Dart Frog. By holding an estimated 90-140 billion metric tons of carbon, its forests play a critical role in the fight against climate change. Unfortunately, due to logging, unsustainable agriculture, and forest fires, it's also a high risk zone for deforestation and degradation.
This tree planting project will help protect the Amazon's biodiverse primary forests and restore degraded land. One Tree Planted will work with local farmers to establish sustainable agroforestry using shade-grown cocoa, native tree species, and productive timber species. They will also provide training and technical assistance for participants in the sustainable agroforestry model.
"It is critical that every company do their part to invest in nature-based solutions, reduce emissions, and work towards becoming Net Zero. We don't have time to waste." Joel Ojala, CEO of ReceiptHero
Our aim is still to plant 1 million trees by the end of 2025 and this can be accelerated by larger merchants joining the platform. With plans to rapidly expand across Europe, our hope is to send a significantly larger donation to One Tree Planted by the end of 2022.
If you are a merchant and looking to both improve your customer experience but also provide a sustainable, environmentally friendly way to provide your customers with receipts. Contact the team to find out more. It’s time to #RethinkTheReceipt.