Building Sustainablity

Climate change is recognized as a compelling international issue with many national governments committed to taking coordinated action and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our daily operations and investing to bolster the environment.

Rainforests are one of the largest carbon sinks on the planet and they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Partnering with Rainforest Trust, BTS is assisting in establishing the Las Tangaras Nature Reserve in Colombia, one of the most vital rainforest sites on earth and home to a high concentration of biodiversity. In addition to safeguarding the habitat and exotic species, the Las Tangaras Nature Reserve will also protect the watershed of the Rio Atrato—the region’s most important river—which serves as a vital economic resource for tens of thousands of inhabitants living in poor rural communities.

BTS’s continued success and global growth brings a responsibility to build more sustainability into the business. We are proud to be able to fulfill our responsibility through this excellent organization.

Jonas Akerman, President and CEO, BTS USA

Each year, BTS’s generous donation enables the organization to purchase and protect an additional 100 acres of threatened tropical rainforest in the region. Dr. Paul Salaman, Director of Conservation at Rainforest Trust-US reflected, “Our partnership with BTS has been vital in achieving the goal of building one of the most vitally-needed rainforest corridors and protected areas for wildlife in South America.

Learn more about the Rainforest Trust »

Taking Action: Teaching & Building Community in Zambia

From July 20-31st, 2015, BTS senior consultant Annelien Degadt left the Brussels office to travel to Livingstone, Zambia on a volunteer trip that she was awarded as the Northern Europe Employee of the Year. Degadt spent her time in Livingstone teaching a class of 45 teenagers – granting the local volunteer teacher a well-deserved break – as well as engaging in community projects, from after-school care to reading classes for adults. Writes Degadt, “My main takeaway was inspired by Ghandi: ‘It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.’”

We want to further increase the engagement of our employees by giving them a chance to make a personal and concrete difference."

Joel Sigrist, Executive Vice President, BTS Europe

Northern Europe Employee of the Year

2 weeks pro bono working in any transitioning or developing country in the world

Past locations include

  • Tanzania
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Borneo

Past projects include

  • Education
  • Development
  • Medical Assistance

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