People + Planet

With climate change and carbon emissions on
the rise, One Retail Group strives to create a positive impact
on the climate and the community by partnering with
life-changing organisations.

One Retail Group
+ WeForest Carbon Sequestration program

We have partnered with WeForest to help contribute to reforestation to remove the excess carbon from our atmosphere with simple, nature-based solutions.
This partnership allows us to help sequester our carbon emissions and improve communities’ lifestyles through the simple act of growing trees.

Our WeForest Timeline

Our pledge to grow
10,000+ trees

Our pledge to grow 10,000+ trees

2021

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In 2021, we pledged to provide local farmers with the training and tools necessary to help restore 8.3 ha of native woodland with indigenous trees.

We focused on the forest in Zambia’s Copperbelt province, where reforestation was crucial as the forest had been depleted due to years of charcoal and wood fuel production and unsustainable agriculture.

Using an Assisted Natural Regeneration approach, we supported the Luanshya Forest Commodity Association to learn new skills and diversify their sources of income. While the farmers waited for their fruit trees to become harvestable, they were provided with beehives as a short-term income alternative and connected to local businesses to ensure they could sell their honey and be less dependent on WeForest contributions.

The farmer’s autonomy, as well as their willingness to protect the Miombo forest in the long-term, ensures the sustainability of the project and aligns with One Retail Group’s vision.

Our Vision
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One Retail Group is proud to to do our part to help positively impact sustainability for generations to come. Through funding trees over years to come, we can support local communities and help to sequester CO2 from the atmosphere for a lasting step towards healthier living, with far-reaching effects.

We understand how important community and the fight against climate change are and we are committed to ongoing contributions for a better future for us all – one tree at a time.

Our continued
commitment…

Our continued commitment…

2022

After the success of our initial WeForest partnership, we are excited to enter phase two and pledge to continue and increase our contribution to the nurturing of trees where they’re needed most.

This time, we’re getting involved with the forests and communities in Mara, Tanzania, where two out of three households struggle with food insecurity. The extraction of resources from the forests has led the local smallholder farmers to face infertile soil, low water tables, and erratic rainfall. This leads the communities to further harm the forest as they need the few resources left to survive.

Growing seedlings and distributing them to these farmers allow them to grow their own fruit, wood for fuel, and timber, so they do not have to rely as heavily on the dwindling forests or benefactors for income generation and personal consumption.

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Our contribution over the next three years
will allow us to grow 24,000 trees...

…and improve the resilience of each farming household against economic and environmental shocks. We look forward to helping them increase their food security, nutrition, and household income while they face changes in market prices and erratic rainfall or drought.

One Retail Group is proud to continue to drive sustainability and autonomy while taking climate action in partnership with WeForest.

We understand how important community and the fight against climate change are and we are committed to ongoing contributions for a better future for us all – one tree at a time.

One Retail Group
+ Goods for Good
Community Programme

One Retail Group + Goods for Good
Community Programme

Here at One Retail Group, we know how important it is to get involved with your community and reduce waste while bettering lives. That’s why we donate returned products that are in good condition to Goods for Good, who offer global humanitarian aid by taking our products wherever they are needed most.

1000+ Sleeping
Bags Donated

To do our bit a little closer to home, we also do sleeping bag drops throughout London in Winter to contribute to keeping our community safe and warm. We also have essential winter items such as sleeping bags available to homeless charities and shelters at heavily discounted prices.