In a significant step towards environmental sustainability, Macmillan Education Eswatini has launched a tree planting initiative, aligning itself with the Eswatini government's ambitious project of planting 2 million trees by 2030. This initiative aligns with Springer Nature's commitment to achieving zero carbon emissions, reflecting Macmillan's dedication to global sustainable development goals.


Bongani Motsa: Macmillan MD making his remarks

Sifiso Dlamini: Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs


The initiative commenced with an insightful workshop held at Macmillan's premises. The workshop featured two esteemed horticulturalists from the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Forestry Department. One expert is based at the Malkerns Research Station, and the other operates from the Mbabane head office. These seasoned professionals provided comprehensive education on the vital role of trees in our daily lives and their critical function in preserving the environment.

Mr Dlamini: Horticulturalist, Research Centre at Malkerns

Sifiso Dlamini; receiving a token of appreciation from our MD

Hands-On Demonstration and Tree Planting

The event culminated in a practical tree-planting demonstration outside Macmillan's offices. Bongani Motsa, the Managing Director of Macmillan Education Eswatini, planted a tree under the expert guidance of the horticulturalists, symbolising the company's commitment to this green initiative.

Each Macmillan employee received an indigenous plant or fruit tree to take home and plant, fostering a personal connection to environmental stewardship. Many of these plants are indigenous and include rare, endangered species, highlighting the project’s focus on biodiversity conservation. Macmillan Education Eswatini's tree planting initiative is a local effort and a significant stride towards meeting broader Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By promoting afforestation and environmental education, the company contributes to SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 15 (Life on Land), which aim to combat climate change and sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss.



A Commitment to a Greener Future

This initiative is a testament to Macmillan Education Eswatini's dedication to environmental responsibility. By participating in the national tree planting project and promoting awareness among its employees, Macmillan is playing a crucial role in fostering a culture of sustainability within the community.

As Macmillan continues to champion environmental initiatives, it sets an example for other organisations. Together, through collective efforts, we can ensure a greener, healthier planet for future generations.