Nine employees from Mazars’ four offices in China have travelled to Inner Mongolia to plant trees (20 - 23 April) as part of its support to Shanghai Roots & Shoots’ reforestation project: plant one million trees by 2014 to combat the desertification in Kulun Qi.
Mazars has contributed with 5,000 trees (forming “Mazars’ forest”), to partially compensate its annual carbon footprint. During the trip, the participants traded their accountant suits for a gardener outfit to plant poplars and prune trees planted in 2007, before wearing the teacher blouse to give an environmental awareness class to Kulun Qi local school pupils.
This was a good opportunity for Mazars’ colleagues to experience the dramatic consequences of climate change and have them acting as ambassador to raise awareness around them. As part of its Partnership Social Responsibility policy, Mazars has not only committed to support such environmental project but also play a more active role as “sustainable development” auditors.