Growing a more transparent future
The Skogen Baby vision aims to do our part to help end single use plastic pollution starting from the day a baby is born to the day they are grown with children of their own. While every product in the world has an impact on the environment, we promise to make our supply chain as transparent as possible, giving you the facts on how to shop smarter, while consuming less. We will also start to grow a "Skogen" of trees as we will plant a tree for every pacifier sold. You will also be able to see where that tree is planted.
Since transparency is key to growing a more sustainable future, we have made sure to partner with a company whose mission aligns with ours. We have included some information below about the types of trees planted. You can read more information on the links below!
What type of Trees are Planted?
According to our friends at Ecologi (our tree planting partner), "Scientific studies have shown that mangroves “sequester carbon at a rate two to four times greater than mature tropical forests”, and contain “the highest carbon density of all terrestrial ecosystems.”
Mangroves are also key part of coastal ecosystems, and “renowned for an array of ecosystem services, including fisheries and fibre production, sediment regulation, and storm/tsunami protection”.
The key to mangroves is the large amounts of biomass stored underground in the extensive root system. These roots support the large trees in muddy coastal areas where mangroves thrive.
Based on the scientific research of mangrove forests, a hectare of mangroves can sequester 3082 tonnes of CO2 over a 25 year life time. Or 308KG per tree.
Each year, Ecologi checks in with their tree planting partners and audits/reports on the health and growth of the trees planted. We will make sure to ensure our efforts are going into projects that are successful, and transparent.
Are different variations of the trees planted?
According to Ecologi, Monoculture forests and non-native species do not fall under the category of responsible reforestation. That is why a variety of species are planted.
The species planted in Madagascar are:
- Avicinia marina
- Rhizophora mucronata
- Ceriops tagal
- Bruguiera gymnoohiza
And the species planted in Indonesia are:
- Soneratia alba
- Bruguiera gymnorhiza
- Avicennia marina
- Nypa fruticans
- Xylocarpus granatum
If you want to read more on the projects Ecologi is involved in, our partner responsible for planting a tree and keeping track of our carbon footprint you can read about it here.