Tops Day Nurseries, an award-winning nursery chain is partnering up with Ecologi, a company dedicated to ending the climate crisis by planting trees to help stop rising temperatures.
As part of our partnership with Ecologi, we pledge to plant 1 tree for every child that enrols in one of our nurseries. In addition to this, we also pledge to plant a tree for all current employees and for every new colleague that joins us. Currently, there are almost 800 colleagues working for Tops, that’s almost a thousand trees planted straight away.
These trees will be planted in Madagascar, an island country in the Indian Ocean. The country is considered a biodiversity hotspot, and over 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth. In recent years, vast areas of Madagascar’s original forests have been destroyed, displacing entire animal species and diminishing local people’s ability to farm and live on the land. Ecologi started supporting this project in 2021 and so far, the community have already funded the planting of over 48.4 million trees! Responsible for reducing 2.2 million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere.
Our Sustainability Awards
We were the first nursery chain in the UK to achieve B Corp certification and as such with all our decisions we take into consideration our environmental and social impacts to ensure it is transparent and ethical. We were also recently awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development. A prestigious award that recognises our excellence in developing sustainably, and for genuinely driving change in the early years sector.
“We are one of the most eco-sustainable day nursery families in the UK and we work hard to be sustainable in our every day practice. We are always looking for new ways to save the planet and influence the future generation to do the same. Engaging with Ecologi is a great opportunity to give back to the children, families and employees who are part of our Tops family and to continue our mission of an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible world for all.”Managing Director, Cheryl Hadland