In 2021, we are proud to have concluded a partnership with the Belgian non-profit organization Graine de Vie. This association, which has been in existence for more than 10 years now, has as its mission to offset the ecological footprint of the inhabitants of our industrialized countries by planting trees in developing countries.
This NGO acts directly in Madagascar, Togo, Benin and Cameroon. In addition to participating in reforestation, local communities benefit directly from these new plantations, especially with cash crops such as fruit trees, cocoa, coffee, avocados, etc.
Graine de Vie in a few figures, is :
- 9 mangrove restorations
- 12 projects of protection and restoration of national parks
- 144 tree species
- 251 nurseries
- 891 reforestation sites
- 175,000 tons of CO2 offset each year
- 35,000,000 trees planted since 2009!
In 2020, new projects in Benin and Cameroon were born, despite the particular period we have been through. There are also 25 new tree nurseries in Togo and partnerships with the Malagasy political authorities to allow each child to plant a tree.
As you can understand, cale goes much further than a simple carbon offset, there are other aspects that are central to the operation of Graine de Vie.
Raising awareness about the problem of deforestation and sustainable development are also integral parts of their operations. This is why we have chosen to collaborate with this Belgian NGO. The values they defend are in line with our search for continuous improvement.
We have committed to financially supporting this non-profit organization with the objective of planting at least 12,000 trees annually.
As a company active in the packaging industry, it seemed essential to us to join forces in order to offset our activities as much as possible.
We also work daily to make our products as environmentally responsible as possible. We offer a wide range of products made of cotton, a 100% recycled, recyclable and biodegradable material. Kraft paper is also a material that we are developing as much as possible, with ecological characteristics similar to cotton, we are convinced that it will bring a lot to the industry in the coming years.
Igor FROMONT and Brice REBILLARD, managers of Centurybox Group
"Centurybox is concerned about the environment not only in its daily choices of materials, production processes and supply chain but also wants to contribute to the reforestation of one of the most fragile and threatened continents and which is an essential issue in our fight against global warming. Our contribution is not only but measurable and concrete by the creation of an important nursery.
For several years, we have been offering our customers a selection of eco-responsible materials for our packaging to reduce the impact of plastic waste and CO2 emissions from the creation of the project to its delivery: cardboard, cover paper, ink, glue, innovative closing system, luxury boxes delivered flat (to reduce the carbon footprint of deliveries), handles and cotton are carefully selected and tested to be able to enter into the CSR projects of our customers.
We have been looking for a long time for the best way to contribute effectively and actively to the ecology of our planet with our products. But to go even further in our approach, we decided to become an Eco Partner with the association "Graine de Vie". We chose Graine de Vie as a partner because it is a Belgian NGO entirely dedicated to the protection, reforestation and reforestation. Values that are dear to us and allow us to collect the necessary funds to build a Centurybox Group nursery and participate in reforestation with a total of 12,000 trees planted with our/your joint efforts. Dear customers, come and participate with us in this beautiful human and ecological adventure. "
You can also have a positive impact!
When you finalize a purchase on our site, you now have the opportunity to plant trees!
If you decide to add 0,25€ to your order, you will directly plant 1 tree, with 0,5€ it will be two trees that will be born, and so on.
Your small gesture will have a direct impact on reforestation and the lives of local communities.Trees have been planted thanks to Centurybox since January 1st 2021 To view the 2020 Seed of Life report click here