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The Arbor Day Foundation Partners with Edgewell Personal Care to Plant Trees Across Four Global Forests

date 06/06/22



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Leighton Eusebio, Sr. Public Relations & Media Manager,   email

LINCOLN, Nebraska (June 6, 2022) – The Arbor Day Foundation is partnering with Edgewell Personal Care, a global manufacturer of well-known personal care brands, to plant a total of 8,350 trees across forests in the Andes Mountains, England, Australia and Florida. The partnership will help support reforestation efforts through the Arbor Day Foundation’s local planting partners who will assist with the projects.

"We welcome partnerships like this one with Edgewell Personal Care," said Dan Lambe, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "The world needs trees now more than ever, and it takes commitments like this to help ensure forests are restored, nurtured and celebrated."

Edgewell chose to contribute to the Arbor Day Foundation’s current projects in the Andes Mountains in South America, Lake Louisa State Park in Florida, Mersey Forest in the United Kingdom and Eastern Queensland in Australia. The Polylepis forests within the Andes Mountains in particular, are home to a third of all known global hummingbird species. The company’s partnership will help complete the Arbor Day Foundation’s extensive annual project in that region, restoring critical forests that have been devastated by both natural and man-made disasters.

“This partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation reinforces our commitment to moving our Sustainable Care 2030 strategy forward as we support the fight against climate change,” said Amy Knight, vice president global sustainability at Edgewell. “Natural climate solutions, such as planting trees, are always at the forefront of sustainability discussions for good reason – they work. Trees help to sequester carbon while also providing cleaner air and water, soil stabilization and protecting wildlife habitats.”

“As the symbol of our company, hummingbirds are close to our hearts at Edgewell, and it will make our teammates proud to know that our donation will not only contribute to reforestation and biodiversity in global regions where we operate, but also protect significant hummingbird habitats in the Andes,” Knight added.

With projects and partners in more than 50 countries around the world, the Arbor Day Foundation provides a wide variety of opportunities for people and partners to engage in the tree planting movement. Every day, programmatic and corporate partners, donors and members are connected to strategic, high-impact and shovel-ready projects around the world. Learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation and its partners here.   

About the Arbor Day Foundation

Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Since 1972, almost 500 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to lead toward a world where trees are used to solve issues critical to survival.  

As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at arborday.org.

About Edgewell Personal Care

Edgewell is a leading pure-play consumer products company with an attractive, diversified portfolio of established brand names including Schick® and Wilkinson Sword® men's shaving products; Schick® and Billie® women's shaving products; Edge® and Skintimate® shave preparations; Playtex®, Stayfree®, Carefree® and o.b.® feminine care products; Banana Boat® and Hawaiian Tropic® sun care products; Bulldog®, Jack Black® and Cremo® grooming products; FieldtripTM skin care products; and Wet Ones® hygiene products.  The Company has a broad global footprint and operates in more than 50 markets, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, Japan, the U.K. and Australia, with approximately 6,500 employees worldwide. 

About Sustainable Care 2030

Edgewell's Sustainable Care 2030 is the Company's ambitious strategy that will enable it to sustain and grow its business while inspiring a world where the joy of caring for yourself is balanced with caring for our shared planet and society. Unveiled in 2020, Sustainable Care 2030 includes key commitments and targets across its brands, operations and supply chain, and workforce and communities. For more information, visit www.edgewell.com/sustainability/

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