Arval to plant 500,000 trees

Arval aims to plant 500,000 trees globally by 2025, with one tree planted for each leased electrified vehicle delivered.

Working closely with Reforest’Action, the sustainable mobility specialist has simultaneously launched in the UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and Spain, and expects around 70,000 trees to be planted by the end of the year.

More than 10,000 trees could be planted within the first two years in the UK alone.

By 2022, it’s expected that the project will be expanded to the rest of the 30 countries in which Arval operates.

Arval UK managing director Lakshmi Moorthy said: “This global initiative translates perfectly to the UK, where we have established a strong appetite for electrified vehicles. In adopting the ‘1 Electrified Vehicle for 1 tree’ initiative, we’ve put corporate social responsibility at the very core of our business.

“The climate emergency continues to be of great importance and, as a market leader in the field of sustainable mobility, Arval is in the right position to drive a positive revolution and actively participate in tackling climate change.”

It has already secured its first British site at Great Ayton in North Yorkshire, with more locations expected to follow.

Electrified vehicles already delivered in 2021 will support tree planting during the British season, which begins in the autumn of the same year and can run to the following March.

Reforest’Action is in charge of overseeing and planting the trees.