#PlantingForPlanet: CMA CGM will plant 2,000 trees in the United States as part of a worldwide reforestation initiative
- 110,000 trees, for each of the Group’s 110,000 staff members, will be planted throughout 12 countries as part of local reforestation programs.
- CMA CGM will plant 2,000 trees in Vermont in the Lake Champlain Watershed in partnership with Poultney Mettowee Conservation District.
- The CMA CGM Group is resolutely committed to sustainable development and to the preservation of our natural environment.
The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, undertakes a global reforestation initiative. 110,000 trees, which is one for each staff member, will be planted throughout 12 countries as part of local reforestation programs designed to regenerate nature and support the development of local communities.
The Group is resolutely committed to sustainable development and to the preservation of our natural environment. As such, several initiatives have been undertaken that fully embody the Group’s "Acting for People," "Acting for Planet" and "Acting for Responsible Trade" commitments.
2,000 trees for Lake Champlain in Vermont
As part of this initiative, CMA CGM will plant 2,000 trees in the Lake Champlain Watershed, in partnership with Vermont’s Poultney Mettowee Natural Resource Conservation District (PMNRCD). Through various conservation and agricultural outreach programs, PMNRCD is dedicated to improving water quality in Lake Champlain and its tributaries where about 250,000 people get their drinking water. Trees will be planted to reduce flooding and water runoff, and to naturally help reduce phosphorus and nitrates in the water and subsequent algae blooms in Lake Champlain. To achieve this goal, riparian zone areas will be established around dairy and farm fields to reduce nutrient runoff into streams. The project also aims to support farm livelihoods through shelterbelt, ecobuffers, orchard, and windbreak tree planting.
A global reforestation initiative balancing environmental, social and economic benefits
This global reforestation initiative will deliver environmental, social and economic benefits within each of the local communities and throughout the 12 countries involved in the project: Canada, USA, Peru, Brazil, France, Romania, Morocco, India, China, Philippines, Indonesia, New Zealand. Beyond mitigating the impacts of deforestation, planting trees promotes the regeneration of soils and ecosystems that are crucial to preserving biodiversity.
In addition, a number of CMA CGM staff members will have the opportunity to take part in participatory plantings in one or more of the 12 locations worldwide. This operation is led in collaboration with PUR PROJET, the Group’s partner with whom we develop an exclusive carbon compensation offer as part of our environmentally responsible ACT with CMA CGM+ services.
As the nation’s top ocean-freight carrier, CMA CGM serves 19 U.S. ports with 34 services and 93 weekly port calls. The Group employs more than 12,000 team members across the U.S. and is also a leading provider of logistics services through its subsidiary, CEVA Logistics. In addition, the Group’s subsidiary, American President Lines (APL), operates a fleet of U.S-flagged vessels and supports U.S. territories and American military stationed around the world.
About CMA CGM
Led by Rodolphe Saadé, the CMA CGM Group is a world leader in shipping and logistics.Its 538 vessels serve more than 420 ports around the world, on all five continents. In 2019, they transported nearly 22 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) containers. With CEVA Logistics, a world leader in logistics services, CMA CGM handles more than 500,000 tons of airfreight and 1.9 million tons of inland freight every year. CMA CGM is constantly innovating to offer customers new maritime, inland and logistics solutions. Present on every continent and in 160 countries through its network of 755 offices and 750 warehouses, the Group employs more than 110,000 people worldwide, of which 2,400 in Marseille where its head office is located.