Recruiter is tapping into the (more : trees) initiative to plant trees for all its job placements

Recruitment firm MorePeople has signed up to the (more : trees) initiative to support tree planting and sequester future carbon emissions.

Describing the move as “the beginning of our journey to become more sustainable as a business and offset carbon emissions”, MorePeople said that for every job placement it makes, it will be planting a tree on behalf of the candidate and the employer.

(more : trees) works with tree-planting partners across the world, who in turn work with local communities to restore healthy forests and reduce extreme poverty.

Planting trees helps sequester CO2 emissions while providing co-benefits such as water filtration, shelter, food sources, poverty alleviation and biodiversity. Current projects are in locations such as Madagascar, Kenya and Haiti.

More people said that every month it will plant trees for all its placements that have started, and both employer and employee will receive confirmation of the tree that will be planted for them.

Chief executive Andrew Fitzmaurice said: “I think we are all very cognizant of the issues we all face with regard to the environment, sustainability and the footprint our businesses all make.

”Clearly, there is a mountain to climb to make a meaningful difference and protect the planet we live on, but every little initiative is a step in the right direction. We hope that supporting the (more : trees) projects will be the first of many that MorePeople will be involved in.”