Promoting environmental protection and optimizing CSRD reporting

Improve your reporting with biodiversity credits through local forest protection, support certified CO₂ projects for carbon credits and plant trees in Germany.

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Biodiversity Credit

Protect forests locally and generate biodiversity credits for the CSRD

Supplement your CSRD data points with certified biodiversity credits through forest conservation in Germany
Forest is taken out of use for at least 20 years by land register entry
Animal and plant species are given a protected habitat
Sensors are used to measure biodiversity performance and generate verified credits for your CSRD report
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From local forest protection to the recognition of biodiversity credits in the CSRD

Planted identifies forests worthy of protection for your company.

Independent certification uses IoT sensors to monitor the biodiversity performance of forest areas.

IoT sensors continuously measure data in accordance with the international guidelines of the Biodiversity Credit Alliance (BCA).

Your company receives biodiversity credits and a certificate for recognition in the ESRS E4 area in the CSRD.

Carbon Credit

OffsetCO2 and improve your CSRD reporting with carbon credits

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Whether carbon removal or carbon reduction - we offerCO2 compensation projects whose carbon credits you can include in ESRS E1-7 of your CSRD reporting.

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Electricity production through wind energy
Wind power
Chile
Electricity production through wind energy
Wind energy for power generation
Wind power
Sri Lanka
Wind energy for power generation
Electricity generation through wind power
Wind power
Turkey
Electricity generation through wind power
Power generation through hydropower
Hydropower
Brazil
Power generation through hydropower
Power generation through hydropower
Hydropower
Vietnam
Power generation through hydropower
Solar power generation
Solar energy
Mexico
Solar power generation
Securing drinking water
Social
Sierra Leone
Securing drinking water
Gyapa stove project
Social
Ghana
Gyapa stove project
Extraction of drinking water
Social
Eritrea
Extraction of drinking water
Biochar project
Biochar
Brazil
Biochar project
Biochar project
Biochar
Australia
Biochar project
Local forest protection
Biodiversity
Germany
Local forest protection
Planting mixed forest
Biodiversity
Germany
Planting mixed forest

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How your company benefits from biodiversity and carbon credits

ø 10%

Companies with high ESG ratings receive a discount on the cost of capital.

Source: Morning star (2022)

For 79%

of investors consider ESG to be relevant in their investment decisions.

Source: PwC study (2021)

40%

of employees would resign due to a low level of environmental commitment.

Source: Deloitte (2023)

68%

of consumers are prepared to pay more for sustainable products.

Source: PDI Technology (2023)

Planting local trees

Plant your own company forest in Germany

Climate-stable mixed forest in the immediate vicinity of the company

From 5,000 trees we plant your own company forest at your desired location
Professional planning and expertise from Planted's internal climate forester Jan Borchert
Maximum transparency thanks to geocoordinates and permanent visit option
Plant event for a company forest near Cologne

Your forest in Germany could grow on these areas

> 90
Total areas
> 337.000
Trees in DE
Forest Berlin, research project
We are carrying out a research project on this former arable land together with Eberswalde University of Applied Sciences: 16 tree species are to be planted on over 100,000 m² of arable land in Brandenburg. The aim is to find out which tree species can cope with climate change.
52.18225
14.31186
Forest Berlin, research project
Forest Bielefeld, Tenge-Rietberg-Straße
This area is located in Holter Forest. We planted Douglas firs and sessile oaks here in fall 2021. Both tree species cope well with drought, which makes them more climate-stable tree species for the increasing extreme weather events of climate change.
51.89116
8.61147
Forest Bielefeld, Tenge-Rietberg-Straße
Forest Cologne, Volbach
Cologne's Königsforst forest is well-known in the city and a popular local recreation destination. To counteract the forest dieback there, we planted hornbeam, cherry, oak, sessile oak and beech trees together with the local forest and timber company in the fall of 2021. In doing so, we want to help preserve the forest for biodiversity and maintain all its protective functions (air filter, drinking water reservoir, habitat, etc.) for future generations.
50.96311
7.2278
Forest Cologne, Volbach
Forest Cologne, Kaisereiche
In this area in Cologne's Königsforst forest, we planted oak and hornbeam trees in the fall of 2021. The aim here is also to create a climate-stable mixed forest that can withstand the extreme weather events of climate change and strengthen the forest ecosystem.
50.93238
7.15402
Forest Cologne, Kaisereiche
Forest Siegen
In spring 2021, we planted beech trees in the Junkernthal area near Siegen to provide an impetus for a climate-stable mixed forest in addition to the conifers already present. The beech is a deciduous tree and can also assert itself well against existing conifers and thus "mix" the forest. After all, intact forests offer much more than just a habitat for animals and plants: they are carbon reservoirs, areas for the creation of fresh air, water reservoirs and recreational areas for us humans.
50.84544
7.83791
Forest Siegen
Forest Cologne, Lehmbach
To counteract forest dieback in Cologne's Königsforst forest, we planted this area with beech and hornbeam trees in the fall of 2021. Together with naturally scattered tree species, they will form a climate-stable mixed forest there in future.
50.93672
7.19166
Forest Cologne, Lehmbach
Forest Cologne, Monte Troodelöh
In the fall of 2021, we planted many small cherries in this area in Cologne's Königsforst forest, which, together with the existing tree species, will provide an impetus for a climate-stable mixed forest. This is because cherries are not only well suited to the increasing warm periods due to their drought resistance, but also have an ecological significance due to their fruit, which is an important source of nectar for insects.
50.93488
7.14377
Forest Cologne, Monte Troodelöh
Forest Cologne, Lustheider Mühlenweg
We planted oak and fir trees in this area in Cologne's Königsforst forest in the fall of 2021. Fir trees are very stable and highly resistant to storms. Oaks have deep roots and can therefore get enough water to survive even in dry times.
50.94524
7.11177
Forest Cologne, Lustheider Mühlenweg
Bonn forest, Dickbaumskreuz
In spring 2022, we planted seven different tree species in this area in the Kottenforst: common oak, larch, lime, hornbeam, fir, cherry and sweet chestnut. Together, these tree species will help to create a climate-stable mixed forest.
50.65969
7.04322
Bonn forest, Dickbaumskreuz
Bonn forest, Jägerkreuz
We planted the tree species common oak, hornbeam, lime and sweet chestnut in this area in Bonn's Kottenforst forest in spring 2022. The small seedlings are to grow into a mixed forest that will promote biodiversity in the new forest in future, counteract climate change and promote the protective functions of the forest.
50.6713
7.04952
Bonn forest, Jägerkreuz
Bonn forest, Schwarzphuler Weg
In spring 2022, we planted oak, hornbeam, lime and sweet chestnut seedlings in this area in the Kottenforst forest near Bonn. There, they will provide an impetus for a climate-stable mixed forest that can withstand the extreme weather events of climate change.
50.66811
7.05252
Bonn forest, Schwarzphuler Weg
Bonn Forest, Blausteinallee
In spring 2022, we planted oak, hornbeam, lime, chestnut and elm trees here. and elm. By selecting these tree species, our climate forester Jan Borchert is aiming to create a climate-stable mixed forest that will preserve the forest ecosystem for the future.
50.67505
7.05288
Bonn Forest, Blausteinallee
Forest Bonn, Elches-Maar-Allee 1
Since spring 2022, we have been growing oak, hornbeam, lime, chestnut and cherry trees on our site in the Kottenforst near Bonn. In a few years' time, the area will be home to a climate-stable mixed forest that provides a new habitat for a wide variety of species, serves as a drinking water reservoir and air filter and gives us humans a recreational space.
50.67758
7.05266
Forest Bonn, Elches-Maar-Allee 1
Forest Bonn, Elches-Maar-Allee 2
In spring 2022, we planted common oaks, hornbeams, lime trees and sweet chestnuts in the Kottenforst forest near Bonn. In doing so, we are providing new impetus for a climate-stable mixed forest and aim to arm the forest ecosystem against increasing extreme weather events.
50.64994
7.03386
Forest Bonn, Elches-Maar-Allee 2
Forest Bonn, Elches-Maar-Allee 3
In spring 2022, we planted oak, hornbeam, lime, beech, larch, fir and sweet chestnut seedlings in the Kottenforst area near Bonn. These climate-stable tree species form a mixed forest that can withstand extreme weather events as a result of climate change in the future.
50.64986
7.03388
Forest Bonn, Elches-Maar-Allee 3
Bonn forest, Kränungsweg
English oak, hornbeam, lime, cherry and sweet chestnut have been growing into a climate-stable mixed forest on this site in the Kottenforst near Bonn since spring 2022.
50.6553
7.02583
Bonn forest, Kränungsweg
Bonn Forest, Elches-Maar-Alleechen
We planted the common oak, hornbeam, lime and sweet chestnut trees in this area of the Kottenforst in spring 2022. All of the trees are climate-stable and can therefore withstand the increasing extreme weather events resulting from climate change and secure the forest as a living and recreational space for the future.
50.66688
7.04533
Bonn Forest, Elches-Maar-Alleechen
Forest Ruhr area
In spring 2022, we planted our first area near Mühlheim an der Ruhr. Oaks, hornbeams, cherries and rowan trees are now growing in the area. There are also birch and maple seeds, which are carried onto the area by the wind. A total of six climate-stable tree species are growing here, providing an impetus for the mixed forest of the future and counteracting climate change. This will create a new habitat for numerous animal and plant species.
51.37422
6.83469
Forest Ruhr area
Forest Bielefeld, Senner Hellweg
In spring 2022, we planted sessile oak, lime, black locust and birch trees in this area near Bielefeld. These tree species are intended to grow into a climate-stable mixed forest, provide new habitats and support the forest ecosystem.
51.97027
8.5775
Forest Bielefeld, Senner Hellweg
Forest Cologne, Klasheider Weg
In spring 2022, we planted many small chestnut trees in this area in Cologne's Königsforst forest. Together with existing tree species, our seedlings will grow into a mixed forest in the coming years. The sweet chestnut copes well with warm temperatures and dry locations and is therefore well prepared for heat waves.
50.94322
7.11783
Forest Cologne, Klasheider Weg
Forest Cologne, Tütbergweg
In spring 2022, we planted English oak, red oak and larch trees in this area in Cologne's Königsforst forest. In doing so, we are providing an impetus for a climate-stable mixed forest that will counteract climate change in the future and promote the forest with all its protective functions (water filter, drinking water reservoir, habitat, etc.).
50.94319
7.18752
Forest Cologne, Tütbergweg
Forest Cologne, Brüderstrasse
In the fall of 2021, we planted the tree species common oak, red oak, cherry and sweet chestnut on this site in Cologne's Königsforst forest, which together form a climate-stable mixed forest and are intended to contribute to the preservation of the forest ecosystem.
50.95097
7.17163
Forest Cologne, Brüderstrasse
Forest Cologne, Lehmbacher Weg
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50.94725
7.18705
Forest Cologne, Lehmbacher Weg
Frechen Forest, Wilhelmshöhe
We planted this area in spring 2022. English oaks, red oaks and hornbeam are now growing here.
50.88166
6.79222
Frechen Forest, Wilhelmshöhe
Forest Idstein, Kesselbach
We planted small red oaks in this area near Idstein in the fall of 2022.
50.21919
8.22213
Forest Idstein, Kesselbach
Forest Idstein, Kirchweg
This area has been home to sweet chestnuts and oriental beeches since fall 2022
50.21383
8.23644
Forest Idstein, Kirchweg
Forest Wiesbaden, Platte
In spring 2021, we planted sessile oak, black locust, fir and hazel trees on the so-called Platte in the Taunus near Wiesbaden. In doing so, we are helping to preserve the forest there as a habitat for animals and plants with all its protective functions and also as a recreational area for future generations.
50.12583
8.19511
Forest Wiesbaden, Platte
Forest Wiesbaden, Hohe Wurzel
The Hohe Wurzel in the Taunus near Wiesbaden is one of our first planting areas and is located in the Rhine-Taunus Nature Park. We planted alders and cherries there in spring 2021, which are intended to provide an impetus for a climate-stable mixed forest on the bare area and stabilize the forest ecosystem.
50.11325
8.13591
Forest Wiesbaden, Hohe Wurzel
Forest Wiesbaden, Hansenkopf
In spring 2021, we planted the sessile oak and hornbeam tree species on our Hansenkopf site in Wiesbaden. Hornbeam is a climate-tolerant tree species, primarily due to its adaptability. It can grow well in warm and dry conditions. The same applies to the sessile oak, which can withstand long periods of drought well due to its deep root system.
50.08594
8.09063
Forest Wiesbaden, Hansenkopf
Forest Palatinate
49°29'13.9 "N 8°04'56.2 "E

In the Palatinate, we have planted in various areas to bring back the mixed forest there. Among other things, oaks, willows, alders and firs grow here to keep the forest climate-stable.

Jan Borchert
Highest quality and expertise from the in-house climate forester

Our environmental protection successes to date

> 138.000 t

CO2 is offset via global climate protection projects.

> 211,000 sqm

existing old forest from deforestation.

> 337.000

climate-stable trees planted on dead forest areas.

FAQ on environmental protection

When is an area suitable for generating biodiversity credits?

Areas are considered particularly worthy of protection and are suitable for biodiversity credits if they are classified as a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) or a Globally Important Plant Area (IPA). For this, the areas must meet certain criteria, such as being home to a large number of species (including endemic, endangered and characteristic species), having a variety of vegetation types (e.g. forests, grasslands, wetlands) or having unique ecological features that are of global importance for the protection of biodiversity.

How is the effectiveness of the forest protection project measured?

Effectiveness is measured using a basket of indicators and monitored in real time using sensors. These include indicators such as biodiversity, indicator species, ecosystem services, as well as carbon stocks, productivity and the health of the ecosystem.

What types of trees does Planted plant and who owns the land?

The type of tree we plant depends on the location and is decided individually for each area. Our climate forester Jan knows which trees are best suited to each location. With Planted, we plant mixed forest, as this is more stable than monocultures. Monocultures are particularly susceptible to heat, wind, drought and insects. So far, we have planted the following tree species, among others: oak, hornbeam, alder, lime, sweet chestnut, cherry and fir. They are all robust and have deep roots. As a result, they can easily reach water in the summer and are not blown over by the wind in the fall. The tree species can cope well with the future conditions caused by the climate crisis, which is why we call them climate-stable tree species.

The areas are owned by federal states, local authorities and private individuals. We do not exclude any areas, because our aim is to preserve the forest of the future. Forests always fulfill important functions such as water storage, air filter, habitat for animals, recreational space for people and CO₂ storage - regardless of who owns them. When planting, it is important that a sustainable - i.e. a climate-stable mixed forest - is planted. Our climate forester ensures this with every tree planting.

Is CO2 compensation greenwashing?

Greenwashing means that a company knows that it is doing something "bad" for the environment and does something "greener" in another area to divert attention from the bad area. For example, using child labor in the Far East and then offering to recycle clothing in the store in Germany.‍With carbon offsetting, companies (or private individuals) themselves draw attention to the fact that their actions have a negative impact on nature. The mere fact that a company takes the step of drawing up a CO2 balance sheet makes people aware of the company's emissions. Making these transparent is the first step away from greenwashing. If these emissions are then actively reduced through conversions and avoidance and only the previously unavoidable emissions are offset, there is no risk of greenwashing.‍However, the long-term goal should always be that CO2 offsetting is no longer necessary. Until this is possible, carbon offsetting is a sensible interim solution.

How do CO₂ certificates work to generate carbon credits?

For the climate crisis, it doesn't matter where in the world CO₂ is emitted. Conversely, to combat the climate crisis, it is only important that CO₂ is avoided, no matter where in the world. CO₂ certificates use precisely this knowledge, because the purchase of CO₂ certificates finances climate protection projects worldwide that actively save CO₂. These certified climate protection projects are made possible solely through the sale of the certificates. The buyer is therefore responsible for the savings and can also take credit for them - in the best case only for the unavoidable emissions. The emission of climate-relevant gases is avoided or reduced through climate protection projects, for example through the construction of wind power or plants to avoid methane. The proceeds from certificate trading benefit these projects and make them possible in the future. In this way, projects all over the world can be supported. The carbon credits generated from the projects can be credited to companies in their sustainability declaration.

How is it ensured that the forest and CO₂ projects are trustworthy?

We implement the tree planting projects in Germany ourselves with our in-house climate forester Jan Borchert, often in collaboration with local tree nurseries and forestry offices. The areas for forest protection are also selected by our climate forester.

When selecting climate protection projects for CO₂ offsetting, we pay attention to the highest standards of CO₂ certificates, which are also recommended by the German government - providers include the Gold Standards or United Nations projects, for example. Here, the climate protection projects are subject to selection criteria such as measurability, uniqueness, permanence or verifiability.