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9:33 PM 21st May 2020

YDMT And Tarmac Make ‘People And The Planet’ Commitment

Tarmac and Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust have launched a new corporate volunteering initiative.

YDMT will be managing several volunteering activities for Tarmac including planting trees, woodland management and removal of old plastic tree protectors.
YDMT will be managing several volunteering activities for Tarmac including planting trees, woodland management and removal of old plastic tree protectors.
The ‘People and the Planet’ commitment will see Tarmac complete 7,700 hours of volunteering over the next ten years with the Clapham-based charity.

YDMT will be managing several volunteering activities including planting trees, woodland management and removal of old plastic tree protectors.

Steve Barker, area director at Tarmac said:
“We’re proud to be working with the YDMT charity over the next ten years. The ‘People and the Planet’ agreement shows our commitment to our local communities and the importance of volunteering to our colleagues.

“We launched the new initiative in January and already 120 employees have volunteered to take part in 2020, showing a fantastic level of interest. We look forward to seeing the results of the teams’ hard work in helping the Yorkshire Dales to continue to be a great place to work and visit.”

Leah Galloway from YDMT added:
“Our woodland creation programme is not just centred on planting trees, but also about bringing people together to enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of being outside and connecting with nature.

“It will be great to welcome Tarmac’s staff to our events where they will get to see first-hand the woodland we have planted and get involved too.”

In addition to the volunteering programme, Tarmac will also be providing YDMT with opportunities to organise visits to their sites through several “Rock to Road tours” throughout the year.

The agreement with YDMT supports Tarmac’s sustainability strategy to support environmental stewardship and community involvement.