The “Ansell Bio-link” agroforestry project was launched in July 2017 in conjunction with The Carbon Consulting Company (CCC) as Sri Lanka’s first carbon insetting project, and will be validated and certified under ISO 14064-2.
Ansell Lanka’s bio-link aims to create a biodiversity corridor between Haycock and Danawala, two separate protected rainforest patches in the southern region of Sri Lanka. The project included planting 2,000 trees across 25 farm lands in the Neluwa- Mandalapura area during the first year of the project and 1,000 trees each year afterward for a minimum of five years.
In addition to the native and endemic rainforest trees planted in farm lands, 30 Kumbuk (Terminalia Arjuna) were planted in Thawalama Vidyaraja Vidyalaya. In order to raise awareness and engage the local community in the programme, teams from Ansell Lanka and CCC conducted an Awareness Programme for the students of the ‘Environmental Pioneer Brigade’ at the Neluwa National School on the scope of the Project. This included topics on biodiversity, the impact of climate change as well as discussions on actions to prevent further adverse climate change.
As the challenges of climate change and environmental degradation become evident, many leading corporations are identifying both the risks and opportunities associated with them and evolving their business models accordingly. Investing in this project of national significance demonstrates Ansell Lanka’s ongoing commitment to environmental and social responsibility. As a global leader in protection solutions, it further aligns its operational objectives with playing a key role in the protection of local and endemic biodiversity in Sri Lanka.
Trees planted across
25 farm lands.
Over 2,000 trees planted, plus 1,000 for a minimum of five years.
Establishment of mixed species trees on underutilized lands with minimal biodiversity
Driving Climate Change mitigation strategies for the company and the local community
Alternative income and improved livelihood of farmers in the area