Bringing the SDG’s even closer to home
“Connecting both forests will make the entire area more robust and will improve the habitat of some protected species such as the black woodpecker, the middle spotted woodpecker and the European honey buzzard,” said Stefan Vandevenne, the forest’s conservator. Planting the trees will also help to soften and improve the quality of the surface water. The actual species of trees used were all indigenous such as the common oak, the black alder and the common aspen.
Pieter Sanders, Facility Manager and proud member of delaware’s CSR team, says: “For many years, we have supported WeForest, but we really wanted to make our positive effects on the environment we live and work in more tangible for the #peopleofdelaware in Belgium. With the creation of this forest, delaware has been able to bring topics such as durability and nature closer to home.” Chairwoman of the CSR team, Ann de Sloover, says: “Living our values is really important within delaware. Today is a great example that care, commitment and team spirit are not just words but that we can achieve great results by putting these values into action.”