London, 24 February 2023, Leading SAP® partner NTT DATA Business Solutions UK&I will be planting over 14,000 trees for its fourth quarter donation from the company’s ‘One Day One Tree’ sustainability initiative.
Launched in 2022, One Day One Tree sees the company plant one tree for every Consulting and SAP Managed Services day the company delivers each quarter. Employees vote for the project they would like to see the trees planted, and so far the initiative launched last year has supported restoration projects in Nicaragua, Central America and India.
The latest tree donation will go to the Trincomalee District Lagoon of Sri Lanka as part of an effort to replace the mangroves that were destroyed during the civil conflict that ravaged the country from 1983 to 2009.
The Trincomalee District Lagoon is home to one of the largest mangrove ecosystems in Sri Lanka, providing critical habitat for a variety of marine and terrestrial species. Unfortunately, during the civil conflict that lasted for nearly three decades, much of this ecosystem was destroyed. The loss of mangroves has had significant ecological impacts, including the loss of breeding and feeding grounds for a variety of fish and shellfish species, as well as a decline in water quality and soil erosion.
Andy Steer VP, CTO & Chair of the Sustainability Board at NTT DATA Business Solutions UK&I. commented: “Thanks again to our customers, the work we have done for them last quarter has enabled the latest donation of trees to a project which was overwhelming voted for by our employees this quarter. This brings the total of tree donations under the initiative so far to 42,317.
“The project in Sri Lanka is run by our partners One Tree Planted , who involve local schools from the district to help plant the trees, offering an opportunity for them to educate students about the environment and the importance of trees in mitigating the effects of climate change.
“Mangroves are well-known for storing 5 to 10 times more carbon than other trees, and make for a great solution to combat rising sea levels and extreme storm surges that are brought on by climate change. Replanting mangrove will also increase the breeding side for the marine animals, establish the natural ecosystem within the lagoon and control the water pollution of the lagoon.
“Importantly, the project will not only help to restore critical ecosystem services but also assist in improving the lives and livelihoods of local communities.”
About One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. To learn more, visit onetreeplanted.org.
About NTT DATA Business Solutions
NTT DATA Business Solutions drive innovation – from advisory and implementation, to managed services and beyond, continuously enhances SAP solutions to make them work for companies – and for their people. Aiming to help companies to transform, grow and become more successful, NTT DATA Business Solutions connects with a more than in-depth expertise for SAP solutions its clients´ business opportunities with the latest technologies – individually and across all business areas. As part of the NTT DATA group and as a global strategic partner of SAP, with close ties to other partners, NTT DATA Business Solutions gives clients and prospects access to innovative solutions and developments and thus makes an important contribution to innovation and long-term business success. NTT DATA Business Solutions employs more than 13,000 people in 30 countries.
About NTT DATA
NTT DATA – a part of NTT Group – a trusted global innovator of IT and business services headquartered in Tokyo. We help clients transform through consulting, industry solutions, business process services, IT modernization and managed services. NTT DATA enables clients, as well as society, to move confidently into the digital future. We are committed to our clients’ long-term success and combine global reach with local client attention to serve them in over 50 countries. Visit us at nttdata.com.
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