SQA staff support woodland regeneration
Staff from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) helped the environment and their physical fitness when they planted over 2,000 trees near Cumbernauld recently.
Over thirty staff from SQA's offices in Dalkeith and Glasgow visited Ravenswood Forest to participate in a tree planting programme as part of the Central Scotland Forest Trust’s woodland regeneration scheme.
SQA’s 'Giving Something Back' initiative is part of the organisation’s corporate social responsibility strategy, allows SQA staff to volunteer their time and services for good causes which benefit local communities and the environment.
Neil MacGowan, Head of Corporate Affairs at SQA, said: “We managed to plant over 2,000 trees including conifers, birch and oak. Although it’ll take a wee while for the trees to grow to their full size, it’s good to know that we’re doing something positive that will benefit future generations.”
SQA’s Director of Human Resources Maidie Cahill, said: “We were delighted to work once again with the Central Scotland Forestry Trust at their Ravenswood Forest site. Over 30 staff participated in the event and had a really enjoyable and productive day planting close to 2000 trees.
“The tree planting event is an important part of our corporate social responsibility initiatives. We’re working hard to off-set our impact on the environment by a range of practical initiatives to reduce our CO2 emissions. Working at Ravenswood Forest was a great practical way to achieve our objectives."