CORPORATE and SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
One Tree Planted
We are excited to announce our partnership with charity One Tree Planted; planting one tree, for every purchase that you make.
A key part of Fenix Leather’s goal is to provide a sustainable solution to the wastage of the leather industry. We believe this could play a small part in tackling the global environmental crisis our world is facing.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2018) stated that to keep temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, the global economy needs to be decarbonised by 58% in the next 12 years.
We source our leather from Argentina as it is the 7th largest producer of leather globally, and so creates a considerable amount of wastage. It also provides the high-quality leather we pride our card-holders on. Although our leather is 100% recycled, importing our products generates carbon emissions through air miles.
As such, we are committed to offsetting our carbon footprint by planting a tree for every purchase that you make, taking a stand against deforestation.
About One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted was founded in 2014 to spread awareness, and help alleviate the global pressure on trees. Their method is simple: $1 = one tree planted.
80% of the world’s forests have already been destroyed. Every 2 seconds, man destroys an area of forest the size of a football field. Trees clean the air we breathe and the water we drink, stabilise our climate, protect biodiversity, and provide sustainable business for communities around the world.
By planting trees, you are doing so much more than reducing your personal carbon footprint. You're cleaning water in Brazil, protecting biodiversity in Indonesia, empowering women in Rwanda, improving food security in Guatemala, and fighting back against forest fires across North America.
Find out more: https://onetreeplanted.org/
Our chosen Location: The Amazon rainforest
More than 60% of Peru is covered by the Amazon rainforest. This reforestation project is located in the Madre de Dios region, home to over 10 percent of the world's bird species. The goal is to restore and protect the "buffer zone" between Tambopata National Reserve, Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, and the city of Puerto Maldonado. This area has been identified as a high risk zone for deforestation and degradation due to unsustainable agricultural practices in the region. Planting trees here will help conserve habitat for the Jaguar and hundreds of other species living in the protected areas, while providing sustainable livelihoods to local people.
This tree planting project will help protect the area’s biodiverse primary forests, and restore degraded land. One Tree Planted work with local farmers in Puerto Maldonado to establish a sustainable agroforestry system using shade-grown cocoa, native tree species, and productive timber species. A farming cooperative will be established within the community, providing technical assistance and training for participants in the sustainable agroforestry model.