Logistics company Express Trailers has planted 270 saplings – one for each of its employees – in Burmarrad’s Santa Katarina Valley.

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The initiative was made possible following an agreement with Parks Malta, which donated an additional 25 saplings. Local NGO ACT joined in on the efforts and donated 15 saplings.

“As Malta’s leading transport and logistics company, Express Trailers always acknowledged the fact that its strong presence on Maltese roads also has a social and environmental impact,” Express Trailers CEO Franco Azzopardi said.

“We wanted to redress a small fraction of this impact and, as the world continues to join in a collective effort to combat the challenges of climate change, we wanted to do our small part as well,” he continued.

According to the company, the planting of 300 trees equates to a reduction of 510,000 square kilometres of carbon emissions per year by its fleet.

“As a family business that started 60 years ago and that owes its success to the sustainable way it grew, Express Trailers has always harboured great respect towards the notion of sustainability,” Mr Azzopardi said.

“Over the years, the company always sought to embark on initiatives that help it reduce its carbon footprint, such as the installation of photovoltaic panels on the roof of its head office and the majority of its buildings, as well as investment in electric vans and forklifts into its fleets,” he added.

The company planted eleven different species of trees. These include Prunus Dulic, Celtis Australis, Vitex Agnus-Castus, and Fraxinus Angustifolia, amongst others.

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