Wells Fargo & the Arbor Day Foundation
For a fifth year, Wells Fargo is working with the Arbor Day Foundation to support important tree planting initiatives.
Carolina Sandhills - © U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Wells Fargo with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation has supported the planting of more than 652,000 trees in state and national forests and high-need communities throughout the country since 2009. This collaboration reaches across a variety of Wells Fargo products and services such as Online Statements and EcoMind®.
Since Wells Fargo began offering online statements, 1.1 billion paper statements have been eliminated. This translates into an environmental savings of 332,640 trees* as of December 2012. In addition there is the EcoMind® product option, offered through Warranty Solutions®, part of Wells Fargo Dealer Services – which plants 25 trees for each customer who purchases the EcoMind® vehicle service contract option. EcoMind® provides a great option for customers to protect their vehicles’ components that help burn fuel efficiently. As of December 2012, this specific program has supported the planting of 421,875 trees in forests across the country.
We are thrilled to say the impact of this collaboration will continue to grow in 2013. In fact, Wells Fargo will continue to honor the customers who opt for paperless statements by planting 50,000 trees on the sandhills of southeastern North Carolina this spring. Another 3,000 seedling trees will be distributed during the fall of 2013 through the Foundation’s Disaster Recovery campaigns. Dealer Services will also continue their work with the Foundation through 2013 and has already supported the planting of more than 47,000 trees since the start of the year.
The Foundation is happy to continue its relationship across multiple business units within Wells Fargo to achieve the company’s commitment to environmental conservation.
*Environmental impact estimates were made using the Environmental Paper Network Paper Calculator Version 3.2. For more information visit papercalculator.org.