Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility: 18 real examples, how you can make a huge impact in the world with your company

September 19, 2022
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How can I create a bigger impact in the world as an entrepreneur and benefit from it as well?

Profit and impact are no longer mutually exclusive. Using 18 real examples, we’ll show you how you can implement doing good in your company, while supporting the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and make more sales.

Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility: How these 18 companies fulfill the 17 SDGs by partnering with Click A Tree

At Click A Tree, we have made it our mission to reforest trees in areas where our work can have the greatest benefit for the environment and the people.

As a result, our B4B partners can report achievements they can be truly proud of. Our corporate social responsibility examples show how building a sustainability strategy adds value to your business that your customers will love.

ESG-Strategy: Achievements to be proud of

By partnering with Click A Tree, businesses can fulfill all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out by the UN. This is a huge accomplishment for you and for your customers. In this way, creating positive impact together works to strengthen customer relationships.

Promoting sustainability as part of your marketing initiative will add an attractive, unique selling point for your customers: Simply by choosing a product or service, they can be instrumental in saving our planet.

Improving customer relationships: By creating a better world together.

Having their contribution recognized in marketing communications and your website will make them feel good about purchasing from you. 

Planting trees can be incorporated into all areas of the industry! The following corporate social responsibility examples show how our B4B partners have made tree planting into an attractive, successful feature.

Corporate Social Responsibility Examples from Click A Tree’s B4B Partners

Incorporating tree planting into your everyday business can be as simple as adding the price of a tree to that of a special product or service and promoting it.

Click A Tree has developed a range of marketing materials that will help you get increased visibility for your products and services (and our trees!).

By signing up to Click A Tree’s Universal Impact Platform, you can track the progress and impact of your tree planting campaigns: For each project, you have contributed to, you can see the number of trees and the area you have reforested as well as the number of working hours you have created.

Screenshot of Click A Tree's Universal Impact Platform

Planting trees with Click A Tree meets the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and can be integrated into all industries!

Numbers you can be proud of and can share with your clients and customers to let them know what you have achieved together.

Planting trees for products sold

ABC Designs – 6 trees per product sold

Der Kinderwagen "Black Dots" von ABC Design pflanzt Bäume

ABC Design sells bespoke strollers and child car seats. With every sale of their “black dots” edition Samba Set, the company supports Click A Tree’s Trees For The Seas project. For each “black dots” set sold, 6 mangrove trees are planted and 6 kg of plastic waste are removed from the ocean.

Changing the world together with trees: ABC Designs proudly reports that through their partnership with Click A Tree they have already planted over 2000 mangrove trees and removed over 2000 kg of plastic waste from the ocean.

Click A Tree's Projekt in den Philippinen.

Haase Food – 3 trees per sold product

Haase Food provides professional equipment and supplies to movie theatres, amusement parks, and sports arenas. Among the company’s most popular products are its popcorn and slush-ice machines. For each of those sold, Haase Food plants 3 trees with Click A Tree.

Click A Tree's Projekt in Thailand - Lebensraum für Elefanten kreieren

Would you also like to fulfill 17 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals?

Sign up for our Universal Impact Platform here.

Registration takes less than two minutes. But the impact is enormous.

Planting trees for services

Allianz – 1 tree for every new contract

Dirk Alfter’s Allianz agency plants a tree for every new contract. Each tree comes with a personal certificate for the customer. The Allianz agent’s initiative was even featured in the popular local paper, Blick Aktuell

What is corporate social responsibility to Dirk? Creating forests that “can survive for decades and centuries to come and develop into a sustainable ecosystem.”

He chose Click A Tree as a partner for his corporate social responsibility initiative because their reforestation projects are designed to deliver lasting environmental and economic benefits with “presentable results”.

Alfter says “We are pleased to be setting an example for climate protection together with our customers from now on and are thus acting according to our motto: Don’t talk – do!”

Why Allianz chose Click A Tree as their partner for their corporate social responsibility strategy.

UNIQAESTHETICS® – 1 tree for each consultation

Uniqaesthetics pflanzt für jede Neuberatung Bäume.

UNIQAESTHETICS® provides beauty treatments and surgical enhancements. Staffed by a team of medical specialists, the company offers a wide range of beauty enhancements and treatments.

As part of its corporate social responsibility, UNIQAESTHETICS® wants to bring beauty back to nature too: For this reason, they plant a tree for each initial consultation.

Would you like to make an effective difference in the world with your company?

Sign up to the Universal Impact Platform here and let’s get started.

Planting trees for those who want to learn

Instituto Intercultural del Caribe (IIC) – 1 tree for every student

Mit der Ilc Spanisch School Spanisch lernen und Bäume pflanzen

IIC Language School offers on-site Spanish courses in the Dominican Republic for those who want to learn by immersing themselves in their new language. 

IIC plants a tree for each student who comes to the Dominican Republic in 2022 to learn Spanish at one of the language school’s campuses in Santo Domingo or Sosuas.

SwingStep – A special mindfulness budget

Why SwingStep plants trees with Click A Tree - Corporate Social Resonsibility Strategy examples

“More Lindy Hop for you, more trees for the planet!”: For every dance course subscription you book, SwingStep contributes 5% of the net revenue to their mindfulness budget. A generous part of this goes towards Click A Tree’s reforestation project in Ghana.

What is corporate social responsibility to SwingStep? “Creating forests instead of deserts is not only good for the planet but also provides new habitats for endangered animals and creates jobs for local people.” To date, SwingSteps’ contributions have planted 556 trees.

Erfolgstiger Akademie – 1 tree for every CV sold

Click A Tree's ganzheitlich nachhaltiges Aufforstungsprojekt in Ghana

Erfolgstiger Akademie specializes in job coaching and personal development courses. For this reason, Click A Tree’s tree planting project in Ghana, which also supports a school for young entrepreneurs, holds particular appeal.

Erfolgstiger has committed to planting 100,000 trees over the next 6 years: 1 for every CV sold via its website. In addition, customers are encouraged to purchase trees over the website.

Does your company have a focus on education? Then plant trees in Ghana, because here you support an entrepreneurial school at the same time.

Go ahead and sign up for the Universal Impact Platform.

Planting trees as a sign of appreciation

d-velop – 1 tree for every employee

Menschen geben sich ein High Five im Wald

d-velop provides bespoke software solutions for a range of corporate clients. The company relies on its committed and innovative developers who go the extra mile to complete its successful software projects.

To show its appreciation, d-velop plants a personal tree for each individual employee. To date, the company has planted over 1000 trees for its employees.

Verinion – 1 for long-term partners

Ein Baum wird gepflanzt.

Verinion is a brand identity design consultancy. It specializes in corporate branding, logos, and visuals as well as company and product name development.

In order to show its appreciation for its corporate partners, Verinion plants a personalized tree to symbolize each long-term partnership.

Trees are a wonderful sign of appreciation and connection: just as the seedling grows into a tree, so does the relationship with your employees and partners.

Log in to the Universal Impact Platform and let the planting begin.

Food For Future: Plant trees with your meals

St. Ottilien Restaurant – 1 tree for each order of the Food For Future

Das Food For Future von St.Ottilien in Freiburg

A 500-year-old restaurant near Freiburg, St Ottilien is dedicated to sustainability and providing its customers with a feel-good atmosphere.

With this combination, its partnership with Click A Tree has been a success all around: Features about the collaboration on the local radio and social media have led the restaurant to increase its profits by 150 % in just 3 months.

As one of our most successful corporate social responsibility examples, St Ottilien has been featured on the Click A Tree website. You can read more about them here

To date, St. Ottilien and its customers have planted over 16,000 trees and created over 4,000 working hours. What an achievement!

Sausalitos – 1 tree for each order of a special Karma Drink

Sausalitos Drinkmenü mit dem baumpflanzenden Karma Cocktail

“Each order creates a small change”: Popular cocktail bar chain Sausalitos has created a special cocktail called the Green Karma Mojito. For each cocktail sold, the company sponsors a tree in Ghana. To date, nearly 4,000 trees have been planted in this way! Sausalitos uses social media to update its customers on the trees planted with their help.

St. Ottilien and Sausalitos, both use Click A Tree’s Universal Impact Platform as a powerful tool to track their achievements. In this way, they are able to present the latest numbers to their customers and the media.

To gain access to the Universal Impact Platform, you can sign up here

Kromer Wein und Kunst – 1 tree for every 2 bottles of wine

Wine merchant Kromer supports sustainability with an exclusively created wine. Wine aficionados can benefit the planet by purchasing two bottles of MK2, a limited edition Spätburgunder wine.

Made from grapes grown on the local Weingut Greiner, the sale of every 2 bottles of this bespoke wine, plants one tree in Ghana.

Click A Tree's Aufforstungsprojekt in Ghana

Planting trees for bookings

Create positive impact with your hotel: Corporate social responsibility strategy for hotels

Genuss- & Aktivhotel Sonnenburg – 1 tree for each room booking

The Genuss- & Aktivhotel Sonnenburg takes its corporate social responsibility seriously. It shares updates about its initiatives through its social media, website, and marketing emails.

This makes its customers feel included in supporting a good cause. Every time they make a booking with the Genuss- & Aktivhotel, a new tree is planted at Click A Tree’s project site in Ghana.

Libertas Theaterhotel & Suites, Vienna – 1 tree for each room booking

The historic Viennese hotel assures its customers that they can “sleep doubly good”. For each booking received, the company plants a tree with Click A Tree’s travel arm B’n’Tree.

The Theaterhotel Vienna proudly features this on its home page as well as its special sustainability page.

Hideaway4You – 1 tree for every traveler

Hideaway4You ist ein Reiseunternehmen, das sich auf Reisen nach Asien spezialisiert

Hideaway4You is a travel agency that specializes in holidays to Asia. Hideaway4You’s goal is to bring travelers closer to nature.

By planting a tree for each booking received, their nature-loving customers feel that they have made a lasting difference that extends way beyond their travels.

Want to get started? Sign up for your own Impact Account to create a positive Impact!

Create your Universal Impact Account here and start building up your impact today.

Planting trees for surveys

Medical Mountains – 1 tree for surveys

Quote from Medical Mountains about their collaboration with Click A Tree

On its website, Medical Mountains explains that, in these times, innovation and sustainability have to go together.  For the medical technology company, “sustainability is no longer a ‘nice to have’, but part of economic thinking”.

Conservation of energy and raw materials are among the selling points for the company’s customers. For this reason, Medical Mountains has committed to planting a tree for every 20 survey participations. 

Would you like to make an effective difference with your company? Sign up for your own Universal Impact account and help us make the planet a better place for everyone.

Planting trees for new lives

Registry Office Michendorf – 1 tree for each newborn

Das Standesamt Michendorf pflanzt für jedes Neugeborene einen Baum.

The Registry Office in Michendorf stands out among our corporate social responsibility examples for its wonderful symbology. The Registry Office Michendorf plants a tree for every new birth that is registered.

In this way, each newborn starts its life with a fantastic contribution to the future of our planet.

Do you have a company and want to support the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals? Sign up for your own Universal Impact account here.

Incorporating tree planting into your business

What is corporate social responsibility to Click A Tree’s B4B partners? By integrating tree planting into their business, Click A Tree’s partners show their commitment to supporting all 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Updates on their achievements are featured on their websites, social media, and marketing communications. What better way to connect with your customers, clients, and employees than to save the planet together?

Become a Click A Tree B4B partner: Next Steps

We hope the corporate social responsibility examples of our B4B partners have provided you with inspiration on how you can incorporate tree planting into your business.

If you would like some help in creating a campaign or simply some more information about our projects, you can reach out to us here.


If you are ready to start planting trees, you can go ahead and sign up to our Universal Impact Platform. We will send you an email to welcome you and provide you with useful and interesting information, as well as details and photos about our tree planting projects, to help you get started in contributing to a future that benefits everyone.

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