Planting a seed for partnership

Supporters of The Carbon Community: SAP UK

One of the things that has flourished over the last year is community.  From local people coming together to support each other to new collaborations around common goals.

We are delighted to announce that SAP SE is the first company to sponsor The Carbon Community’s landmark carbon study. This landmark project aims to uncover a new reforestation approach, rooted in science, to accelerate and enhance the sequestration of CO2 in trees and soil to tackle the climate crisis. SAP SE will be sponsoring five of the seventy-two test plots involved in the project for the first two years.

“We are delighted to have the support of SAP SE for The Carbon Community’s landmark field trial. SAP’s willingness to support both planting trees and breakthrough scientific research is progressive and refreshing. Tackling the climate crisis requires us all to reduce carbon emissions, to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and to work together. Thank you SAP for your support.” Charles Nicholls, co-founder and Trustee of The Carbon Community.

The donation from SAP SE, will also help grow SAP Forest UK. This partnership began between SAP UK’s Green Team and The Carbon Community just as the first lock-down started. The big idea was for employees and partners to raise funds to plant SAP Forest UK and get involved with citizen science. The forest continues to grow and we look forward to planting trees together in the next planting season.

“We are delighted to be planting trees and supporting this exciting research on carbon sequestration. We believe that this research on carbon capture will have a global impact on climate change. The team at SAP UK look forward to getting involved in citizen science as part of this field trial.” Darren West, project lead for SAP Forest UK.

Read the full SAP press release here

SAP is launching its new Circular Economy course in October 2021, Helping Business Thrive in a Circular Economy. For every individual that pre-registers, SAP will support one tree in this exciting field trial. You can sign-up here to pre-register.

About The Carbon Community

The Carbon Community is a new charity dedicated to creating forests and accelerating carbon removal, with breakthrough science. Its planting and restoration projects are designed, together with world leading scientists, to learn more about how to accelerate carbon sequestration. It is committed to sharing findings as widely as possible to increase carbon sequestration capacity.

The Carbon Community announced its landmark carbon study on May 27th,  prospective supporters please contact

About SAP

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