Kyndryl Plants Trees in the UAE
Global initiative involvesplanting88,728treesaround the world, one for each employee
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 May2022: Kyndryl employees in United Arab Emirates (UAE) today gathered to plant trees with One Tree Planted, a non-profit 501 charity, and Companies for Good, a UAE social enterprise.
Together, the team plantednearly 150 of what the UAE declared a national tree in 2008, the Ghaf. Goes by the scientific name prosopis cineraria, the Ghafis characterized by its ability to survive harsh desert conditions and several environmental benefits, including absorbing carbon emissions to mitigate climate change.
The initiative is part of Kyndryl’s global sustainability program, announced in November 2021, to commemorate the launch of the new business. The program, in partnership with One Tree Planted, involves planting 88,728 trees around the world. Each tree planted represents a Kyndryl professional and the roots they are establishing to help grow the new company.
The outdoor plantings enable employees in more than 60 countries to come together in the spirit of camaraderie and establish strong kinship with each other and the critical roles they play in powering human progress.
“At Kyndryl, our people are the heart of our company,who are working side-by-side with our customers to help them achieve their goals,” says BurcakSoydan, Managing Director, Kyndryl Gulf, Levant and Pakistan. “To celebrate and honor our people, Kyndryl has partnered with One Tree Planted to plant one tree in the name of each of our 88,728 employee across the world. We would like to thank Companies for Good for supporting us with such a special initiative and to bring it to the UAE.”
As part of its broader Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) strategy, Kyndryl continues to invest in sustainable technologies and renewable energy to reduce emissions across its global operations and drive greater energy efficiencies for customers.
With a global base of over 4000 customers — including 75 of the Fortune 100 companies, Kyndryl is the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider. The company designs, builds, manages, and modernizes the complex, mission-critical information systems that the world depends on every day.