Plant a Tree with GT
Garnier-Thiebaut USA x Evertreen
Garnier-Thiebaut USA is excited to announce its collaboration with Evertreen.com to support the environment. As a company, we have always prioritized environmental responsibility, and we are thrilled to work with Evertreen, a trailblazer in technological advancements that allow individuals worldwide to contribute to the wellbeing of our planet.
Through this collaboration, we aim to combat deforestation and promote habitat protection in 12 countries worldwide. Integrating sustainability within our business practices has always been a part of our company culture and goals, and we have always looked for ways to support the environment effectively. Working with Evertreen.com is an impactful way to do so, as they offer transparency through their satellite monitoring service, which allows us to visualize our tree planting efforts. We can view videos taken by farmers to see our trees growing and thriving. Additionally, a public page allows everyone to see the GPS coordinates of their trees, making it easy for people to see the impact of their contributions. Furthermore, individuals can even add trees to the forest that Garnier-Thiebaut USA has started.
This partnership is essential for us because of the significant impact tree-planting can have on the environment. Tree planting can contribute to achieving several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), including:
- SDG 13: Climate Action - Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
- SDG 15: Life on Land - Trees provide habitat for wildlife, prevent soil erosion, and promote biodiversity.
- SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production - Trees can be used sustainably for timber, paper, and other products, reducing the need for deforestation.
- SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation - Trees help to filter water and prevent soil erosion, leading to cleaner water.
- SDG 1: No Poverty - Planting trees can provide income and livelihood opportunities for local communities through sustainable forestry practices and eco-tourism.
- SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities - Trees in urban areas can help to reduce the urban heat island effect, provide shade, and improve air quality.
The need for tree planting has never been more critical than it is today. The world is facing a climate crisis, and offsetting the carbon footprint is one of the most effective ways to combat it. Trees act as a natural carbon sink and can help mitigate the impact of climate change. In addition, trees help prevent soil erosion and support biodiversity by providing habitats for various species of animals and insects.
Evertreen's tree planting projects do not only focus on environmental benefits but also on granting stable employment for local communities of farmers involved in the projects. By planting trees, we are not only contributing to environmental sustainability but also supporting local economies and communities.
Garnier-Thiebaut USA sustainability capabilities are a strategic differentiator, and we are proud to do our bit for our people, planet, and business. That’s why we’ve set up our Social Responsibility Program- a long term social responsibility initiative where we aim to raise awareness and engage our internal community to deliver on various social topics. We kicked off our program this quarter to combat deforestation. We are focusing our efforts on Deforestation and Habitat protection, and in this process, we have had the opportunity to partner with organizations to come forward and support this initiative.
In conclusion, our partnership with Evertreen represents a significant step towards our sustainability journey. We are thrilled to work with an organization that shares our values and is committed to creating a sustainable future. Together, we can combat deforestation, support local communities, and make a significant contribution to the environment. Evertreen is a prime example of a groundbreaking technological advancement, allowing anyone to support our planet from anywhere in the world. We encourage everyone to join us in our efforts to create a sustainable future for all.
Garnier-Thiebaut is extending its efforts to provide the very best to its customers beyond quality linens and customer service by providing an opportunity to be a part of planting trees around the world. We plant trees on behalf of our customers every month and anyone partnering with Garnier-Thiebaut has the opportunity to receive the gift of a planted tree. Ask your sales representative how you can take part in our forest and receive a certificate.
You can also plant a tree directly in our forest here: Garnier-Thiebaut's Forest.
Our Values: People & Sustainability
Our factories are based in the heart of the French forests that we strive to preserve. We use the warmth generated by our weaving machines to heat our offices. The bee hives living on our linen processing site are living proof of the quality of our environment.
Our own wastewater treatment plant releases clean water into local rivers. Our teams recycle all reusable materials and are fully trained to minimize waste. Our own water turbines produce part of the electricity used for our operations. Our company is committed to keeping jobs in the countryside of France and to promote our regional savoir-faire around the world. We created a 100% plant-based laundry detergent to help our customers and employees preserve the environment as well.
2006: Garnier-Thiebaut is one of the first to obtain the 'Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant' (living heritage company) label.
2017: Garnier-Thiebaut gets the ISO 14001 certification.
2023: Garnier-Thiebaut USA has joined forces with Evertreen.com to support the environment. Through this collaboration, we aim to combat deforestation and promote habitat protection in 12 countries worldwide.