Snam: first tree planted in a forest of over 3,000 plants dedicated to its people
An initiative undertaken in collaboration with Arbolia on the occasion of National Tree Day
San Donato Milanese (MI), 21 November 2020 – Today, on the occasion of National Tree Day, Snam planted at its headquarters in San Donato Milanese the first tree of a forest of over 3,000 plants that will be launched in 2021, dedicated to all the Group's people.
The initiative is promoted together with Arbolia, the benefit company launched within the framework of collaboration between Snam and CDP to create green areas in the Italian territories in order to contribute to the fight against climate change by absorbing CO2 emissions and improve air quality through the reduction of pollutants.
The tree planted at the Snam headquarters is a hornbeam, a native species of the Po Valley capable of absorbing up to 140 kg of CO2 and 400 grams of PM10 per year. The forest, which employees have chosen to name Snamwood after an internal survey, will rise in a location that will be identified in the coming months and will be composed of native species plants. The initiative testifies to the commitment of Snam and all its people in favor of environmental sustainability.
Arbolia designs, promotes and implements afforestation and reforestation initiatives on land made available by the public administration and private individuals with the financial support of companies and individuals, also taking on the obligations of care and maintenance of the trees for the first two years. Arbolia's activities have kicked off in recent weeks in Parma where the company will plant over 2,000 plants in a green area of 20,000 square meters owned by the Municipality.
Forestry is essential to combatting climate change thanks to the ability of trees to extract CO2 from the atmosphere. Added to this are the benefits trees offer in filtering pollutants (including particulate matter), decreasing local temperatures, contrasting hydrogeological instability and regulating water flows. Today in Italy there are 12 billion trees, 35% of which make up the country's forests. Thanks to afforestation activities, around 500,000 new trees could be planted each year, strengthening biodiversity and making the areas more livable and resilient.
21 November 2020 - 16:49 CET