TreeTrust helps companies achieve their net-zero goals through high-quality afforestation projects.
What TreeTrust can do for you
Net-Zero with your
own forest project
We are experiencing a significant awareness shift. Companies are committing to ambitious climate targets. As a result, the supply of high-quality CO₂ certificates becomes scarcer and more expensive.
TreeTrust provides companies with easy access to new CO₂ afforestation projects:
- Highest and verifiable carbon removal quality
- Stable CO₂ price over a period of 40 years
- Transparent and clear origin of CO₂ certificates
TreeTrust stands for trust through verifiable quality
We plan for decades by offering long-term project configurations that ensure stable and pre-agreed CO₂ costs. Our comprehensive risk assessment, project appraisal, and proven contract framework enable long-term stable projects and thus, new forests.
We ensure that projects become increasingly transparent through remote sensing technologies and digital reporting. As a result, threats to forests can be quickly identified, and remedial action is taken.
We select locations and conditions for all projects so that the continued existence of the forests is ensured beyond the project period.
Guanacaste (Enterolobium cyclocarpum)
We select high-quality projects
Our customers receive young forests with verifiable quality. With our risk assessments, we subject all our projects to established standards in the afforestation sector, such as Gold Standard, PlanVivo, or VCS Verra.
We take care of the process
We structure the project, design the contract, and adapt it to the processes and structures of our customers.
We ensure project transparency
Our digital measurement and recording make climate protection tangible. The resulting transparency enables our customers to inform themselves and their stakeholders about all projects in detail.
Frequently asked questions about our corporate forests
There are many natural CO₂ sinks, and their potential is far from exhausted. But do these CO₂ sinks store atmospheric CO₂ long enough to have a climate impact? Young forest stands will continuously sequester CO₂ for decades and persist beyond the project phase.
This-called "additionality" of a project is a prerequisite to be proven in the project conception. Only if it can be demonstrated to the targeted auditing standard (in our case, mostly Gold Standard) that the desired environmental performance starts to take effect once the project starts, we may begin with the implementation. Additionality in our projects means that areas are also converted into forests previously used as steppe, wasteland, or pasture. It also means that new forests arise which would not have been realized without our companies.
Clarified handling of "Double-Counting"
The state of Costa Rica takes into account privately financed afforestation projects. Such efforts are costly but necessary for a flawless "authorized credit." For example, with our projects in Costa Rica, the problem of potential double-counting of CO₂ certificates generated has been solved.
Auditing and measurement of effectiveness
The projects are registered with the established standards for afforestation: This ensures binding and verifiable quality standards for projects at all stages of their duration. Furthermore, we will soon rely on additional digital data sources for monitoring the project parameters.
Profound risk transparency
In addition to the mandatory risk reporting and risk transparency services, we will use other data sources and monitoring services in the future. Our work promotes transparency on the growth progress and health status of the tree population, provides early information on potential risks, and enables remedial action.
Demonstrable contribution to further environmental goals of the UN
A project's contribution to the climate change goals SDG 13 is essential. But excellent and long-lasting projects also score points with other UN development goals. For example, we restore original terrestrial ecosystems through afforestation or ensure stable working conditions for the rural population through these projects.
Business in the front. tree huggers in the back.
We leverage many years of experience and deep expertise in climate modelling, forestry, risk calculation, remote sensing, and asset structuring as part of Munich Re.