Oplo launches new tree planting initiatives in Lancashire
03 June 2021
Oplo invites customers and employees to play their part in tackling climate change. Leading UK consumer lender Oplo is inviting all new customers to join their mission to protect our planet and radically accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions. With the ambition to become carbon neutral by the end of 2021, Oplo has joined forces with two partners to tackle climate change with new tree planting initiatives – one in Scotland, and one closer to Oplo’s headquarters in Lancashire.
Oplo in its sustainability partnership with Leighton Hall Estate,
Carnforth, set within Lancashire’s Arnside and Silverdale Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), is undertaking an extensive tree planting scheme to create safe homes for wildlife as well as forests fit for the future. The aim here is to re-establish woodland with the planting of up to 30,000 trees. Additionally, Oplo employees will have the opportunity to make their own Oplo Impact with an exciting schedule of volunteering projects planned.
Commenting on the two initiatives, Steve McNicholas, Chief People Officer at Oplo, said:
“Creating a positive social impact is a big part of why Oplo exists. We have a track record of doing business the right way while delivering a positive impact for our customers, our people and our community and we want to extend this impact to the planet.
“We are delighted to offer our customers and our employees a practical, hassle-free option to make a meaningful and genuine difference to protecting our planet.”
Lucy Arthurs, Estate Manager at Leighton Hall Estate said:
“Oplo’s support accelerates our ability to re-establish woodlands that contribute to the national drive for long term stabilization and reduction in carbon. By having a local partner we can create a sense of ownership by encouraging employees to not only help to plant the trees, but also bulbs and woodland fauna such as primroses. This engagement directly supports the estate and AONB woodland connectivity program for nationally endangered butterflies and pollinators.”