The Vindis Group are working towards a sustainable future by partnering with Tree-Nation, a non-profit organisation that aggregates established reforestation projects around the world, allowing businesses to plant trees and offset CO2 emissions.
As part of the Vindis Vision, the Vindis Group is focused on taking actions that consistently impact today and tomorrow and are dedicated to becoming a sustainable, carbon neutral business by 2030. Their partnership with Tree Nation is just one of these projects aiming to make a difference in their industry by counteracting CO2 emissions on a daily basis.
From April 22nd, to coincide with ‘Earth Day’ every New and Used Vehicle delivered across Vindis Group dealerships will automatically plant a tree in one of the Group’s chosen projects across the globe. Customers will receive a Tree Certificate for each tree planted on their behalf detailing the project they have contributed to, alongside access to the virtual Vindis Forest, detailing total trees planted and CO2 tonnes offset. So, not only are you picking up your new car, van or bike, but you’re also helping some fantastic projects around the world. Thank you!
Each of our brands have a dedicated project, and you can find an overview of each below. For more information on these projects, simply click the link below each brand to visit Tree-Nation’s project page.
View the Vindis Forest here, and see how many tonnes of CO2 we've captured!
SKODA- Restauration Forêts dégradées, France
This reforestation project in France fights against significant damage caused by bark beetles to spruce stands. By diversifying the stands, land owners hope to stop the spread of this insect and maintain the life of French forests. Find out more.
SEAT/CUPRA – CommuniTree, Nicaragua
CommuniTree joins together small-scale farming families, who reforest and maintain portions of their land in exchange for payments for ecosystem services. By doing this the project increases forest cover of the nearby watershed and improves the quality of life for Nicaraguan farmers. Find out more.
Ducati – Trees for Tigers, India
Trees for Tigers plants trees in the Similipal National Park in Odisha, India. The Park is a UNESCO recognised biosphere reserve and home to endangered animals and plants. It’s the only tiger habitat with Black Tigers, making it hugely important to protect and preserve the corridor between the Similipal National Park and Satkosia Tiger Reserve.
Bentley – Protect Amazonian Biodiversity, Peru
The Camino Verde project, located in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, is dedicated to protecting and understanding biodiversity in the Amazon. Not only is there a focus on planting trees and sustainable development, but also indigenous rights, autonomy and wisdom amongst the local people.
Volkswagen – Eden Projects, Nepal
Nepal is a hugely diverse nation, home to dramatic landscapes and spectacular wildlife, with Chitwan National Park alone hosting more than 700 species of wildlife including the elusive Bengal Tiger. Eden began its project in 2015 to improve local livelihoods, preserve local cultures and restore forest areas of critical importance.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – Conserve Natural Forests, Thailand
This project in Thailand aims to restore tropical ecosystems through reforestation, wildlife conservation and education. Alongside the conservation of biodiversity, special focus is given to the local communities in order to improve their quality of life within the region.
Audi – Eden Projects, Madagascar
Aimed to tackle deforestation in Madagascar, this project is in response to the large-scale loss of mangroves and upland forests. Madagascar’s high concentration of endemic species makes this project even more important and thankfully the hard work of those involved means there’s already been over 16 million mangrove and dry deciduous trees planted to date.
Auto Now – Usambara Biodiversity Conservation, Tanzania
This conservation project aims to protect the global biodiversity hot spot that is the Eastern Arc Mountains. The growing population puts pressure on the Nature Forest Reserve as people require building materials, fuel and other tree products, making this reforestation of utmost important. This project enhances tree planting in and around villages adjacent to the Reserve and water source.