Hill Dickinson goes green to slash carbon footprint

North West firm Hill Dickinson is going green with a scheme designed to offset its carbon footprint and create a local community woodland.

The firm is working with environmental company co2balance.com to plant 1,149 trees in order to cancel out the carbon dioxide it uses each year.

In addition Hill Dickinson also plans to switch to a renewable energy provider when its current power contract runs out.

Managing partner Peter Jackson said that a study had shown the firm uses over 1,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year and that it wanted to counter the negative effects by planting the trees.

The new Hill Dickinson plantation will form a woodland in the Liverpool area, with only native trees growing there.