SQA staff branching out


SQA staff at Tree Planting day


A number of SQA staff participated in a tree planting programme in March as part of Central Scotland Forest Trust’s woodland regeneration scheme. They visited Ravenswood Forest near Cumbernauld as part of our Giving Something Back initiative.

The scheme, part of our corporate social responsibility strategy, allows staff to volunteer their time and services for good causes that benefit local communities and the environment.

Bill Wright, our Health, Safety and Environmental Officer, 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.'

Speaking at the tree planting session, Maidie Cahill, our Director of HR and Organisational Development, said 'This tree planting session is an important part of our corporate social responsibility strategy.

'We're working hard to off-set our impact on the environment by reducing the amount of paper we use across the organisation. By participating in projects such as the regeneration of Ravenwood Forest, we're working towards minimising our environmental impact and reducing our carbon footprint.'