To celebrate reaching its 10th anniversary, dock10 has planted 2,500 trees in the Brazilian rainforest covering 12,500 square metres, an area equivalent to the facility’s own footprint.
The trees have been planted as part of the IPE project in the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil. It’s hoped the trees planted by dock10 will create a wildlife corridor within the forest.
Andrew Culley, COO, dock10, said: “Sustainability is really important to the broadcast industry, and planting these trees on our tenth anniversary is one of the ways in which we are helping.
“We continually work with our clients to reduce waste and increase energy efficiencies and our team is passionate about making our facility as sustainable as possible. In recent years we have removed all single-use cups from our facilities, replaced plastic-bottle based water fountains with filtered systems, built our new virtual studio capability using the latest low-energy lighting technology, and our building has achieved net zero carbon status.”
Culley added: “In the ten years since dock10 opened its doors, we have grown into the UK’s leading television facility and each year hundreds of some of the nation’s best loved shows are made here. Our building is home to 10 television studios with a physical footprint of 12,500 square metres or just over one hectare. The 2,500 trees we have planted will cover an area of rainforest exactly the same size as the physical footprint of our building. We are proud to be celebrating our 10-year anniversary by supporting such a globally important project.”