What we’re doing for a greener future

At Ventro we are committed to a sustainable growth scheme to replenish tree’s as we recognise that our life saving products have an impact on our planets forest. We are dedicated to address environmental challenges through innovative conservation of our region’s woodland as we introduce the GROW A NEW DOOR scheme.

Grow A New Door

For the new generation

Just as we enjoy trees which were planted by previous generations, we can also let future generations enjoy a green legacy. Trees have a great impact on our society and economy as well as our health, absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide whilst reducing the effects of climate change.

The Nucleus Sustainability award awarded to Steven Wilson, Operations Manager, Ventro Group, by Stephen Sharman, CHIC, Kevin Hartshorn, VIVID.

Sustainability Award

the Nucleus - Knowledge Network

Steven Wilson was proud to take home the Nucleus 2019 Sustainability Award at the London Fire Safety Seminar on the 2nd October. 

The Nucleus events are an excellent opportunity to network with industry specialists and gain best practice insights, legislative and industry knowledge specifically related to the sector.

The quarterly events host an opportunity for social housing providers to be recognised for their achievements, and be awarded on Sustainability, Compliance, Social Value and the Golden Thread. Organisations will be showcased on how they have gone above and beyond in demonstrating positive impact at the forefront of their operations.

Ventro's GAND SCHEME Innovator

Steven Wilson – Operations Manager, Ventro Group

 When I joined Ventro I looked at a fire door, all I visualise was tree’s being felled. I knew we couldn’t change the methodology but I did think at the very least we could replenish, hence the idea, GAND was born. If we could at least sew the seeds to match the same number of doors we installed we could meaningfully contribute to a sustainable replenishment program by Growing A New Door.

Listen to Steven Wilson talking GAND here.

Ventro's Environmental Scientist

Jordan Bailey – BSc Hons Environmental Science 

Currently there are around 3 Trillion trees on the planet, playing vital roles in producing the oxygen we breathe, the food we consume and harbouring wildlife that we not only enjoy but depend upon. Twice as many trees existed before the start of human civilisation and today 10 Billion more trees are cut down than are planted each year [1] . Not only does this deficit of destruction eat away at one of the most valuable carbon stores on the planet but it actively releases the carbon dioxide stored within a tree into the atmosphere.

The GAND scheme is a great example of a business making a concerted effort to operate sustainably and target the impacts of one of its primary commodities. GAND will contribute to the ecological health of native woodlands and also provide social benefits for the health and mental well-being of the wider public. The legacy for such programmes can aide against what is coined as ‘nature-deficit disorder’, linked to various conditions such as depression and anxiety, and even behavioural problems in children such as ADHD [4].

Restoration of natural woodlands is proven to bolster the health of our wildlife by restoring biodiversity for various niches in the food chain which benefits all subsequent species further up the chain [2][3]. With particular reference to action in the UK, GAND is a step for private business to aid the British Government to meet their promise of planting 5,000 hectares a year in England. However, planting rates have been found to be much lower, only 1,420 hectares of new woodland last year (2018); 71% short of targets [5].

WHY ARE TREES SO IMPORTANT 

Over 20 species of British trees and shrubs are known to have medicinal properties

Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity.

Trees absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide and reduce the effects of climate change

TREE FACTS

80%

OF THE WORLDS FORESTS ARE ALREADY DESTROYED

28,000

SPECIES ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME EXTINCT BY THE NEXT 25 YEARS DUE TO DEFORESTATION  

1.2 Seconds

MAN DESTROYS AN AREA OF FOREST THE SIZE OF A FOOTBALL FIELD 

48 LBS

OF C02 IS SEQUESTERED BY A MATURE TREE EVERY YEAR

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