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25 November 2019

CTP acquires forest near Mladá Boleslav as part of efforts to preserve natural areas, reduce carbon footprint and contribute to long-term environmental sustainability

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CTP is expanding its environmental activities. In order to positively influence its surroundings, it acquired 100 hectares of forest, which it plans to revitalize.

CTP, the largest owner and operator of industrial parks in Central and Eastern Europe, chose to expand its ecological and social activities by purchasing 100 hectares of forest near Mladá Boleslav, with plans to revitalize and cultivate the trees. So far, CTP has focused on expanding greenery, cultivating honey bees, and improving the energy efficiency of buildings within its industrial and office parks.

CTP Forest

"We are continuing our efforts to positively influence the environment around us," said Remon Vos, CEO of CTP. “This is the next step following last year’s € 2 million investment to refurbish our parks across Central and Eastern Europe, where we arranged for the planting of new trees, shrubbery, flowers and grass. Our current goal for the forest near Mladá Boleslav is to revitalize this beautiful part of nature, cultivate trees in it, and contribute to the long-term curation of the environment.”

In the forest, the stands had been severely attacked by the bark beetle and CTP will continue planting and restoring the stands. Given that CTP, as the owner, is not dependent on logging yields, it can invest in planting slow-growing deciduous trees to restore the forest to its original character.

CTP chose to preserve local forests in the Czech Republic first as this is where CTP started, and has a commitment to the communities that are most directly affected by its operations. CTP expects to continue doing this throughout central Europe in proportion to the company’s growth as part of its commitment both to local communities, and globally to reduce our overall carbon footprint.

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BREEAM in all buildings

Recently, CTP announced a collaboration with the BRE Science Center, which, during 2019 and 2020, should provide all its buildings with a prestigious BREEAM certification that supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals. "One example of concrete measures in such accredited buildings is the flow restrictors in showers or taps, which significantly reduce water consumption," explained Bert Hesselink, CTP Business Development Director. "Another is green or brown roofing systems that reduce rainwater run-off into sewage systems, while promoting biodiversity and helping to combat the heat island effect," he added.

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