Forestry and Land Scotland
Forestry and Land Scotland manage and protect 640,000 hectares of Scotland’s national forest estate on behalf of the Scottish government. That is equivalent to 25 times the size of Edinburgh. The estate, which makes up approximately 9% of Scotland’s total land area, is able to absorb around 3 million tonnes of CO2 each year.
The forest is also home to hundreds of species of animals and provides jobs for 11,000 people who work in and around it.
In 2019, Shell started working with the Forestry and Land Scotland team to establish around a million trees across the forest estate over the course of five years. This activity will ultimately generate carbon credits for Shell and will form part of our global trading portfolio.
Shell also supports several nature-based solutions projects outside the UK. For more details, please visit our global website.