Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process, infrastructure, mining and technology industries. With 800 employees in over 60 offices worldwide, 7,000 contractors and a candidate database of 1.5m specialists, our geographical reach and pool of available talent, experience and expertise is unmatched in the industry.
Our vision is about transforming lives through the world of work. We recognize that our lives are so much more than our corporate selves. We firmly believe that in order to be a good business, we must also be good corporate citizens. This means positively impacting the environments and societies in which we operate in meaningful ways.
We hold the annual Airswift Earth Week each April, which is a week-long event that coincides with Earth Day and aims to promote and support our commitment to sustainability. Each Earth Week, Airswift pledges a ‘donation’ of hours from the global working week towards volunteering and education. At the Earth Week in 2021, our employees pledged to contribute 600 hours through events such as recycling drives, sustainability seminars, clothing swaps, tree-planting, litter picks, car-less commutes, and guerrilla gardening. Airswift employees over-achieved and donated 1,700 hours.
As part of our ever-evolving commitment to sustainability, we have partnered with Our Forest to implement brand-new and ongoing initiatives. Starting from full year 2021, Airswift annually commits to plant three trees for every single placement that we make. This means that for every job order that we successfully fill, three trees will be planted in environmental hotspots globally. In addition, Airswift will calculate the carbon footprint of our annual corporate travel and offset this amount in full by planting trees.
Since 2001, Mozambique has lost more than 3.5 million hectares of forest. That’s an area more than a third the size of Portugal.
With charcoal production and the need to create fires to survive, over 70% of Mozambique's population rely on its forests to survive — it’s the lifeblood for its citizens' social and economic wellbeing. Unfortunately, this has allowed the illegal practice to thrive until only a few years ago when the government took action to stop it.
Restoring these decimated Mangrove and coastal forests of Mozambique is absolutely vital to the future of the country. It will create new habitats for endangered animal species – like the Yellow-nosed Albatross – subdue erosion, improve the soil and water quality to increase farming yields to create economic benefits the county needs.
Today only 7.4% of Kenya is covered in forests, down from 18% only a few decades ago.
Much of the remaining forests are surrounding Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa. Tragically, this surrounding former-fertile land is quickly turning into desert due to agriculture, timber harvesting and charcoal burning. These practices are the reason why 1/3 of Kenya's trees have disappeared in the first place.
Since the forests help to retain a mountain's natural water, many of Kenya's rivers have seen a large decrease in water flow over the last few years. This leads to farmlands becoming infertile and an increase in the rate in which ecosystems – like mangrove systems in estuaries – are destroyed. The result is food and water shortages, directly impacting the people living in the surrounding villages.
At OurForest, we believe in a future where humanity is in balance with the Earth. We strive to eliminate any obstacles that prevent businesses and individuals from helping protect and restore our planet. Collectively, we can take on the climate crisis and prevent the collapse of biodiversity on Earth.