MARANT Supports the Great Bear Forest Carbon Project: Honouring Indigenous Stewardship

TORONTO, ON – June 21, 2024 – In our ongoing commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, MARANT Construction is proud to support the Great Bear Forest Carbon Project with carbon offsets. Through our partnership with Carbonzero to achieve carbon neutrality, this initiative resonates deeply with our values of environmental stewardship and respect for Indigenous rights. By investing in this project, we help protect one of the world’s most precious ecosystems while advancing our goal of achieving carbon neutrality.

Why We Chose the Great Bear Forest Carbon Project
The Great Bear Forest Carbon Project is located in the heart of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest covering an extraordinary 6.4 million hectares. Known as one of the largest intact coastal temperate rainforests in the world, this area is considered a global ecological treasure. The area is rich with towering ancient trees and a diverse array of wildlife including salmon, grizzly bears, wolves, cougars, and the iconic Kermode Bear, also known as the Spirit Bear.  

However, what makes the Great Bear Rainforest truly unique is its deep connection to the Indigenous communities. Being the first carbon project in North America on traditional territory, the Gitga’at, Kitasoo/Xai’xais, Heiltsuk, and other Coastal First Nations have lived in harmony with the forest. Their traditional knowledge and practices have ensured the preservation of this vibrant ecosystem. At MARANT, we recognize that to support our sustainability goals, we need to include honouring and empowering the communities who are integral to the forest’s health and vitality.

How the Project Works
The Great Bear Forest Carbon Project prevents deforestation and promotes sustainable forest management. By generating carbon credits through these efforts, this project ensures that significant amounts of carbon dioxide remain stored within the forest’s biomass, keeping it out of our atmosphere.

By purchasing carbon credits to protect this valuable resource, MARANT not only offsets our operational emissions but also directly supports the continued conservation of the Great Bear Rainforest and the Indigenous communities who are its caretakers.

A Shared Vision for a Sustainable Future
Our involvement in the Great Bear Forest Carbon Project reflects MARANT’s broader commitment to sustainable and responsible business practices. As we strive towards our goal of continuous carbon neutrality, we are dedicated to making choices that yield long-lasting benefits for our planet and its people.

This project embodies our belief that environmental conservation and community well-being are inextricably linked. By supporting such initiatives, we align our business operations with our values and help create a more sustainable future for all.

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