Axiom Completes 100 Tree Challenge

As a living demonstration of their commitment to driving environmentally friendly manufacturing practises, the team at one of Wales’ leading electronics specialists has completed a personal challenge to plant 100 trees on the grounds of Axiom Manufacturing Services.

In the space of a week, the employee led initiative has seen the Axiom team plant 100 Japanese Flowering Cherry trees (Prunus Amanogawa) at the company’s 30 acre facility in Newbridge.

In Japanese culture, the annual flowering of cherry blossoms are symbolic of spring, renewal and the fragility of life and nature. For Axiom, the trees now stand as a reminder of its duty to keep sustainable practises at its core.

One of the UK’s foremost contract electronics manufacturers operating in the medical, aerospace, and digital security sectors. Axiom’s championing of sustainable industry practises is well recognised in its sector. However, its team believe that this commitment should go beyond the factory floor.

The 100 Tree Challenge is just the latest home-grown environmental project undertaken by the electronics specialists. For the past five years, Axiom’s site has also been home to hives housing over 80,000 bees, which are able to feed in and pollinate the surrounding woodland area and produce honey that is sold to support local environmental education initiatives.

The 100 cherry trees have been transplanted under the watchful eye of Lorna Davies and her team, who now eagerly await spring’s arrival to see the fruits of their labours.

Commenting on the success of the 100 Tree Challenge and the hard work of the team who undertook it, Axiom Manufacturing Service’s managing director, David Davies, said:

“Every member of our team understands why Axiom must take its commitment to sustainability seriously. So, when the team proposed this activity as part of the ongoing environmental focused projects, it was immediately supported.

“The cherry blossom was chosen to help us all reflect upon how delicate nature is, and why it is our responsibility to protect it. Much like planting the trees themselves, this work takes real effort and the fact that they only blossom for just four weeks a year should remind us how we must appreciate what we have.

“I guess this is also very reflective of a business, especially given the current climate. It takes a huge amount of effort for an enterprise to succeed, then you can enjoy it. Fail to nurture it and it will be gone in an instant. Only by developing a culture of caring and sustainability can we prevent this from happening.”