BAM reaches target to plant 150,000 trees
8th January 2020
BAM began our jubilee year with an pledge to plant 150,000 trees to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Royal BAM Group.
Throughout the year, BAM has planted trees in areas of the world in need of reforestation, such as 50,000 trees each in Bolivia and Uganda. The 50,000 remaining have been allocated to Europe and spread between its home markets in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Denmark and the UK. BAM has teamed up in its tree planting initiative with Trees for All.
CEO Rob Van Wingerden said the company has chosen to plant 150,000 tress because “future generations matter to us. We need to help preserve the planet for them. That’s why BAM chose to celebrate its 150th anniversary by planting 150,000 trees around the world. Forests are key to restraining climate change and restoring biodiversity, trees provide clean air to breathe and so much more.”
Simone Groenendijk, managing director of Trees for All said: “We are proud to be working alongside BAM. The initiative has also inspired other organisations to team up with our foundation in their own tree planting programmes, for which we are grateful to BAM. BAM’s initiative to celebrate its 150th anniversary this way is a wonderful gift to the planet and to the many generations who will live on it after us.”