A British warewashing manufacturer has unveiled a tree-planting initiative to increase carbon absorption.
DC Warewashing and Icemaking Systems has promised to plant up to 10 trees for each warewasher or icemaker, depending on the size of the machine.
The Somerset-based firm has embarked on the global reforestation platform after exploring ways to reduce its impact on the planet.
Bob Wood, director at DC Warewashing and Icemaking Systems, said that planting trees helps increase CO2 capture through a plant’s growth and the initiative would therefore give customers confidence that their purchase is playing a part in reducing the negative effects caused by deforestation across the world.
“We’re always looking at different ways of making our products more sustainable. All our machines are manufactured to reduce energy consumption and water usage, offsetting some of the energy used in their manufacture by planting trees is yet another way we can reduce our company’s impact on the planet.”
DC Warewashing and Icemaking Systems has manufactured catering equipment for more than 35 years. It builds glasswashers, dishwashers and ice making machines that are used by pubs, restaurants and caterers around the UK.
Mr Wood said the company was encouraging partners that sell its products to display the new ‘DC Tree Planted’ logo alongside its product photos on their websites and product literature.
“This will help environmentally-conscious customers to easily choose the best machine that aligns with their ethics,” he said.