Actions to support biodiversity
Aware of its great importance, in 2021, SQLI deployed two actions to help preserve biodiversity. The first to protect bees and their colonies in France; the second to help reforestation efforts in Morocco.
Sponsorship of two beehives in France
Bee populations are in danger. Their fast-falling numbers are a threat to biodiversity. Bees are estimated to be responsible for the pollination and reproduction of more than 80% of plant species.
In 2021, SQLI decided to join forces with Un Toit pour les Abeilles ("a rooftop for bees")by sponsoring two beehives in France: one in the Paris region, near its headquarters, and the other in the Toulouse region, near one of the Group’s agencies. This action is part of the Group’s CSR commitments.
By sponsoring 80,000 bees, SQLI is contributing to the protection of bees and the growth of their colonies, which are also in danger.
Supporting reforestation in Morocco
SQLI, which has several agencies in Morocco, decided to support Reforest’Action, in order to support efforts to reforest land in Morocco. In addition to helping store CO2, the action supported by SQLI is part of a wider agroforestry project with a social dimension.
- 45 tons of CO2 stored
- 900 animal shelters created
- 1200 months of oxygen generated
- 300 hours of work created
Agroforestry: support for local populations
The 300 trees planted by SQLI are part of a wider agroforestry project (which currently covers more than 30,000 trees) that covers a large number of rural Moroccan villages, helping local communities in the areas of self-sufficiency, economic growth and food security.
In partnership with the local association Ibn Al Baytar, Reforest’Action carries out its agroforestry actions supported by SQLI.
Fruit trees suited to Morocco’s climate
The species planted are specially selected for their compatibility with Morocco’s climate (including lemon trees, olive trees, date palm trees and carob trees), as well as the protective cover they provide for food crops planted around them. Food harvested is set aside for the consumption of rural villages and is also sold on local markets.
These plantations enable:
- CO2 storage;
- Oxygen generation;
- Biodiversity development;
- Protection of animal species by providing natural shelters;
- Generation of local jobs through the agroforestry project.