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. Since 2010, BTS USA has partnered with Rainforest Trust, a leading organization in the protection of tropical ecosystems and wildlife, on sustainability campaigns to preserve threatened rainforest and offset our carbon emissions. Rainforests are one of the largest carbon sinks on the planet and they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Our annual donations have helped to establish the 1,772-acre 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, Former President and CEO, BTS USA

Over the years, BTS donations have also assisted with expanding Colombia’s El Jaguar Reserve by 5,421 acres and protecting 2,933 acres of lowland Sumatran rainforest within the Bukit Tigapuluh ecosystem. In 2016, Rainforest Trust announced their SAVES Challenge, which means that every dollar that BTS donates to any of their conservation projects will be doubled by a generous friend of Rainforest Trust. This means that BTS’ impact on saving the rainforest has been doubled in both 2016 and 2017, and will continue to be doubled until 2020. Thanks to the SAVES Challenge, BTS’ donations have helped to protect 1,120 acres in Congo’s Balanga Forest Reserve and 18,018 acres in Airo Pai Communal Reserve in Peru.

“BTS continues to be a leader in conservation efforts and is a highly valued partner of Rainforest Trust,” said Dr. Paul Salaman, CEO of Rainforest Trust, “We are grateful for BTS’ support that has a positive impact on the protection of rainforest ecosystems.”

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