Pledge by PrintReleaf
The PrintReleaf 10 Million Standard Tree PledgeTotal Trees Pledged: 10,000,000
Supporting actions: Data and Technological Tools, Tree Protection through Management, Workforce Development,
PrintReleaf provides a sustainable paper certification system to the print industry where we scientifically measure paper consumption and certifiably reforest trees on an equivalent basis. We are excited to involve our hundreds of partners and their thousands of customers in the US 1t.org effort. Based on our current growth trend, we project to plant 10 million “standard” trees between 2021 and 2030. Note that a standard tree is a standard unit of measure equivalent to 40 feet high by 7 inches wide. Using this metric, we invest in verified reforestation projects that restore forest cover. You can learn more about our certification system and standard tree equivalency at www.printreleaf.com/standard.
PrintReleaf partners with a number of reforestation organizations that agree to the minimum requirements of our Standard and have been certified to our Standard by our certifying body – SGS International. Our active partners include Trees, Water & People, WeForest, Plant with Purpose, One Tree Planted and Nuatree.
PrintReleaf’s sustainable paper certification system is provided through a cloud-based software platform. It is integrated with the Global Forest Watch platform (hosted and developed by the World Resource’s Institute). Therefore we providing near real-time education to our end customers who are deciding where to reforest their paper (print) consumption through our menu of projects. And, our projects are strategically located to provide reforestation to land that is ripe for repair – typically previous forest land.
As part of our Standard requirements, our partners need to execute forestry management best practices to ensure the survival of our trees.
We’re also contributing to workforce development by, in most cases, creating new jobs for seedling development, tree planting, and forest management.
The PrintReleaf Standard outlines our best practices and requirements for following ecologically appropriate forestry.
3,080,725 MT CO2e