GF Introduces Plan to Remove Carbon Footprint in the U.S.
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GF Introduces Plan to Remove Carbon Footprint in the U.S.

By Energy CIO Insights | Monday, December 14, 2020

Through the project with Land Life Company, whose aim is to help restore 2 billion hectares of degraded land globally, GF will offset the carbon footprint that its production plants within the United States generate.

FREMONT, CA: GF Piping Systems (GF), a supplier of plastic piping systems for the safe and reliable transportation of water, chemicals, and gases, announced its partnership with Land Life Company, technology-driven reforestation firm to offset its U.S. carbon footprint by planting 14,000 trees in California, Texas, and Oregon.

Through the project with Land Life Company, whose aim is to help restore 2 billion hectares of degraded land globally, GF will offset the carbon footprint that its production plants within the United States generate. The reforestation project will decrease CO2, support to restore essential ecosystems, advance biodiversity, and create social and economic benefits to local groups.

"We are excited to be partnering with Georg Fisher and help them reach their admirable sustainability goals. Together, we will be planting trees in three distinctly different ecosystems, each vital to mitigating the impact of climate change. In California, our project will play a critical role in addressing the drought and resiliency against wildfires," said Rebekah Braswell, COO, Land Life Company."

The announcement marks another landmark in GFs history of environmental responsibility. In 2015, GF launched the Walk for Water charity event to raise awareness and funds to offer clean water to those in need. At the time, it was conveyed that roughly 1.8 billion people worldwide were without admittance to safe water. Some 200 participants symbolically carried buckets of water on a chosen three and a half mile route, a daily routine for many worldwide who live without clean drinking water at residence. That year the charity raised 40,000 dollars in the backing of the Water Mission aid organization. In 2019 GF expanded Walk for Water to four other countries. Over 1,000 participants from the US, Germany, Indonesia, and Switzerland joined the walk raising 500,000 dollars toward clean water projects.

"At GF we believe it as our responsibility to invest our time, our money and our efforts to create sustainable solutions," says James Jackson, Head of Business, GF. "It is not enough to just stop polluting the environment, we have to actually reduce pollution. With the Land Life Company project, GF takes another decisive step towards sustainability by using a percentage of profits and investing it back into the environment."

"The topic of sustainability requires serious action," Jackson emphasizes. "Individuals can only do so much, it is corporations that are responsible for sustainability. Most of the world now agrees that sustainability is an urgent matter to everyone. If we dont hit this problem hard now, were not going to be able to reverse it. Companies are recognizing that returns on the environment are just as important as returns on investment. As a result, we are seeing a much-needed shift that will ultimately change the world."

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