Funding for ‘Moor Trees’ in Dartmoor

30 July 2021

As part of our commitment to social value we ask our major contractors to spend 1% of their contract value on initiatives that benefit the community.

Moor TreesNovus work with us in the South West to provide property maintenance and as part of their social value commitment to us they have matched our funding to the charity Moor Trees to help them grow trees in their nursery.

Staff volunteers

Moor Trees are dedicated to recreating native woodland across Devon and Dartmoor and their nurseries are used to grow trees before replanting them in woodlands across the region.

Earlier this month, two of our staff volunteered with Novus employees to support Moor Trees, helping them maintain and nurture the saplings at the nursery.

Chris Coldrick, one of the Guinness volunteers, said: “The volunteer day at Moor Trees was hard work, but very enjoyable and rewarding.  This project will have a significant positive impact for local residents and on the environment.”

Making a difference

Alistair Smyth, Guinness Director of External Affairs & Social Investment, said: “We’re pleased to be able to support Moor Trees, which reinforces our commitment to sustainability, and supports our aim of creating inclusive communities”.

Adam Owen, director at Moor Trees, added: “We’re delighted that the team from The Guinness Partnership and Novus Property Solutions had a great day helping to make improvements to our tree nursery, ensuring we’re able to grow thousands of trees for the future.

“It is wonderful to be supported by both organisations, and their generous contribution enables us to continue our vision for a wilder, more natural Dartmoor, with native woodland and restored moorland habitats managed by semi-natural grazing as well as by local farmers and communities – for nature, for our planet, and for people.”

Find out more

To find out more about Moor Trees, take a look here. And to see how we started our own biodiversity journey here at Guinness, take a look here.

You can also view our Social Investment Strategy here.