Nov 17, 2021
ATA Freight’s Attains Another Major Sustainability Goal - The Planting of 217,000 Trees in Sustainable Farming Systems and Lowering of CO2 Emissions,
Garden City, NY…
ATA Freight, has again demonstrated its sustainability leadership, reaching a major milestone supporting a nonprofit organization- Trees for the Future (TREES) whose mission is to end hunger and poverty by training farmers to regenerate their land.
The company has been supporting this organization since 2011 and continued its involvement with it till now. With their latest donation they will be credited with the planting of 217,000 trees in 87 forest gardens, restoring over 87 acres of land, and helping to sequester 12,528 metric tonnes of CO2 over the next 20 years in addition to help 700 people move out of hunger and poverty and toward a more independent, healthy, and sustainable quality of life.
ATA Freight’s Chief Operating Officer Matt Goker stated, “Sustainability has become the mantra for governments and businesses around the world. There are many commendable initiatives underway from the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement to the Smart Freight Centre and its Global Logistics Emissions Council Framework. I applaud all of the companies supporting these and other sustainability goals. It is imperative that we all do our part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change.”
ATA Freight’s leadership on the sustainability front recently earned the company a prestigious EcoVadis Bronze Medal Sustainability Leadership Award for “leading the charge in sustainability performance and innovative around the globe.”
To learn how you can support Trees for the Future (TREES) and its Forest Garden program, visit: www.trees.org