Group Charity Day 2019

Starting in 2020, the Robert Walters Group has pledged to plant a tree for every permanent candidate placement made across its Robert Walters and Walters People businesses, as well as one tree for every employee in its Resource Solutions business.

The Group has already worked with the World Land Trust (WLT) since 2015 - the Group's operations are offset through the WLT Carbon Balanced Programme through the protection of a carbon-rich habitat in Vietnam, Ecuador and Mexico. This latest initiative will add to the Group's existing commitments to environmental stewardship, such as progressive reductions in carbon emissions and maintenance of ISO 140001 (environmental management) accreditations, by supporting reforestation projects through WLT's Plant a Tree programme.

Robert Walters, Chief Executive of the Robert Walters Group, commented:

"The Group has long recognised the global threat that climate change poses to our world, and this initiative will help us to reduce our environmental impact even further. I'm proud that we're doing our part to safeguard the planet for generations to come."

Why trees?

Trees absorb atmospheric pollutants from the air

Trees absorb harmful pollutants through their trees and bark, and in return, release clean oxygen for us to breathe. 

Trees filter our water through their roots

Trees' intricate root systems remove pollutants and slow down the water’s absorption into the ground.

Trees protect our biodiversity

Trees provide habitats to approximately 80% of the world's wildlife. A single tree can offer shelter and protection to hundreds of species of insect, fungi, moss, mammals, and plants.

Trees help fight climate change

Trees help cool the planet by absorbing and storing harmful greenhouse gases into their trunks, branches, and leaves, and releasing oxygen back into the atmosphere.