LanguageLine Solutions announced that it has planted nearly 27,000 trees across the world in the past year through its Angela’s Trees initiative. More than 12,000 have been planted in 2023 thus far.
The Angela’s Trees program honors Angela Witmer, LanguageLine’s Director of Business Process Improvement who passed away in January 2022. A lover of the outdoors, Witmer led LanguageLine through the rigorous process of becoming Green Business Certified. Certification indicates that LanguageLine has met and exceeded regulatory requirements to prevent pollution, reduce waste, conserve energy, and save water.
LanguageLine’s effort is consistent with its parent company, Teleperformance, which has joined One Tree Planted to plant 500,000 trees across five world regions. In addition to the half-million trees Teleperformance has committed, the company’s fundraising efforts have already generated enough donations to plant another 25,000 trees. One Tree Planted’s projects and initiatives continue to rebuild forests, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity across the globe.
LanguageLine received its Green Business Certification from the California Green Business Network, which leads the nation in working with companies to create a vibrant green economy.
Through Angela’s Trees, LanguageLine plants a tree for every new interpreter hired. After the project was announced on Earth Day 2022, the company launched Angela’s Trees by planting 3,000 trees in Northern California, where Witmer was born.
“We care deeply about our environment, just as we care deeply for Angela and her legacy,” LanguageLine President and CEO Scott W. Klein said. “It brings us a tremendous amount of fulfillment that we are able to bring those two concerns together through Angela’s Trees."
About LanguageLine Solutions
LanguageLine has been the world leader in innovative language-access solutions since 1982. The company sets the global standard for phone, video, and onsite interpreting, as well as translation, localization, and testing and training for bilingual staff and interpreters. LanguageLine is trusted by more than 30,000 clients to enable communication with the limited English proficient, Deaf, and Hard-of-Hearing communities. LanguageLine provides the industry's fastest and most dependable access to more than 20,000 professional linguists in more than 240 languages - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.