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HOUSTON and LONDON - Sept. 28, 2021 – The Baker Hughes Foundation has announced a $250,000 grant to One Tree Planted in support of global reforestation initiatives. The grant will be applied toward projects to plant 250,000 trees in regions where Baker Hughes operates in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
One Tree Planted is a leading environmental non-profit focused on the six pillars of global reforestation—air, water, biodiversity, social impact, health and climate. This grant aligns with the Baker Hughes Foundation’s mission of promoting environmental outcomes such as nature-based climate solutions, climate resilience and biodiversity. In addition, this contribution is part of Baker Hughes’ commitment made on Earth Day 2021 to contribute $1 million towards environmental programs over the coming year. Baker Hughes will not claim carbon offsets as a result of these projects.
“Reforestation provides many environmental, health, social, and economic benefits to communities, and this contribution helps to advance the Baker Hughes Foundation’s longstanding philanthropic mission,” said Brian Worrell, CFO at Baker Hughes and president of the Baker Hughes Foundation board of trustees. “One Tree Planted and organizations like it play an important role in raising environmental awareness and making a real impact on the planet.”
“Planting trees has long-term environmental benefits for people and wildlife as much as for the climate,” said Matt Hill, Chief Environmental Evangelist at One Tree Planted. “With support from the Baker Hughes Foundation we can restore landscapes and create a healthier planet for future generations.”
To learn more about Baker Hughes’ work in supporting its communities, visit our Corporate Responsibility website.
About the Baker Hughes Foundation:
For 25 years, the Baker Hughes Foundation has been a steward of charitable resources for meaningful community impact. The Foundation seeks to advance environmental quality, education, health, safety, and wellness around the world by supporting organizations with shared values, demonstrated leadership, evidence of impact, financial soundness, and the capacity to implement initiatives and evaluate their success. The Baker Hughes Foundation makes strategic philanthropic contributions, matches Baker Hughes employee contributions, and awards volunteer recognition grants for outstanding employee community service.
About Baker Hughes
Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR) is an energy technology company that provides solutions for energy and industrial customers worldwide. Built on a century of experience and with operations in over 120 countries, our innovative technologies and services are taking energy forward – making it safer, cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet. Visit us at bakerhughes.com.
About One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more at onetreeplanted.org.