At Ground Control our mission is caring for our environment and we truly believe in using our business as an agent for positive environmental change. 

Increasingly, our clients are considering how their outside spaces can be used to deliver more sustainable projects that can help nature’s recovery. At the heart of this is biodiversity – which is the variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat. Ground Control has been working with our clients on biodiversity improvement projects spanning the UK for many years. Our ecologists and landscape architects are experts at identifying opportunities to increase biodiversity and our field teams are experienced at delivering these schemes. We have purchased a 296-acre farm in north Essex which will showcase our approach to biodiversity, rewilding, woodland creation and carbon sequestration, enabling our clients to see these initiatives in action.

In practice biodiversity improvements can happen in many ways; from national projects to Tiny Forests the size of tennis courts; from pollinator pathways to hedgehog highways. Recent and forthcoming projects that we have delivered include:

  • Assessing the biodiversity net gain we have delivered over a series of projects for a national infrastructure partner using DEFRA 3.0 metrics
  • Developing and managing biodiversity improvement initiatives across an award-winning business park such as Green Park, Reading
  • Implementing woodland management plans planting to increase biodiversity for national supermarket chains
  • Rewilding a factory’s external space for staff to enjoy, increasing biodiversity and connecting people with nature

Whatever your aims or ambitions for biodiversity, we would love to discuss your plans and provide guidance and support.

Our ambitions and targets

  • 1,000,000 trees planted by 2025
  • £100k invested a year by the Evergreen Fund for rewilding

UN (united nations) sustainable development goals

By focusing on enhancing biodiversity, we are supporting the following UN Sustainable Development Goal:

15 Life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

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