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Tarmac in new corporate volunteering initiative

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

Ten-year ‘People and the Planet’ commitment made by Tarmac and Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

TARMAC and Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) have launched a new corporate volunteering initiative.

The ‘People and the Planet’ commitment will see Tarmac complete 7,700 hours of volunteering over the next 10 years with the Clapham-based charity.

YDMT will be managing several volunteering activities including planting trees, woodland management and removal of old plastic tree protectors.

Steve Barker, area director at Tarmac, said: ‘We’re proud to have set out a commitment to work with the YDMT charity over the next 10 years. The ‘People and the Planet’ agreement shows our commitment to our local communities and the importance and benefits of volunteering to our colleagues.

‘We launched the new initiative in January and already 120 employees have volunteered to take part in 2020, showing a fantastic level of interest. We look forward to seeing the results of the teams’ hard work in helping the Yorkshire Dales to continue to be a great place to work and visit.’

Leah Galloway from YDMT added: ‘Our woodland-creation programme is not just centred on planting trees, but also about bringing people together to enjoy the health and well-being benefits of creating new woodland.

‘It will be great to welcome Tarmac’s employees to our events where they will get to see first-hand the woodland we have planted and get involved too.’

In addition to the volunteering programme, Tarmac will also be providing YDMT with opportunities to organize visits to their sites through several ‘Rock to Road’ tours, which will explain how quarried stone from the national parks is used to maintain the regions road network.

The agreement with YDMT supports Tarmac’s sustainability strategy to support environmental stewardship and community involvement.

The volunteering programme will resume once lockdown restrictions have been lifted. Tarmac and YDMT will be working together to ensure all volunteering opportunities comply with public health guidelines.

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