Spain’s El Corte Inglés has announced that took part in the replanting of 14.4 hectares of land in Ejulve, Teruel, which was affected by a forest fire in 2009.
For the replanting project, native plants and trees from the area have been used.
El Corte Inglés has collaborated with Sylvestris, which is 24% owned by Repsol, in a carbon absorption project.
It is based on a multi-year program for forest replanting and forest management, which values natural resources over regions in Spain.
The company has selected an absorption project classified in the Spanish Office for Climate Change (OECC) as type B (measures in forest areas burned to restore the existing forest mass) in the municipality of Ejulve, in Teruel, in an area with Public Utility Mountains (MUP).
The project has considered repopulating 14.4 hectares, with a final planting density intended for the durability of 600-625 trees per hectare.
Offset carbon dioxide emissions
With this measure, the company compensates 2,875 tonnes of CO2 emissions obtained by the forest growing during the entire life of the absorption project, 50 years).
This project involved an investment of more than € 85,000.
With this initiative, El Corte Inglés not only offset its carbon footprint in an amount corresponding to emissions from its Castellana Center in one year, but also helped to restore a forest area destroyed by a fire and its biodiversity.
All these measures are part of El Corte Inglé’s commitment to connect with society and the environment, as well as the spirit of closeness that it maintains with the affairs of its citizens.
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