Focus 5 Commits to Sustainability with Play it Green

Focus 5 Recruitment has partnered with Play it Green to plant trees, balance their carbon footprint, and drive sustainability within their business.


The North-West digital and tech recruitment business will now make an immediate environmental and social impact through the trees they plant, all whilst being provided with the weekly tips and tools to lower their carbon footprint and accelerate their journey to net-zero. 


Enough trees are planted every month to more than rebalance the carbon footprint of their staff’s personal lives and all their work-related travel. This helps lift vulnerable people out of poverty, as they are employed not only to plant but to care for the trees as they grow in developing areas of the world. 


In their aim to become more climate-conscious, they now send cupcakes, instead of a cake, for every new placement and use the leftover money to plant another 26 trees and donate an extra £6.50 to Manchester MIND Charity.

Director Fiona McCarthy said on the partnership, “After our team decided we wanted one of our initial targets for 2022 to be to offset our carbon footprint, Play It Green seemed the obvious partner for us.


Focus 5 Recruitment are thrilled to be able to plant over 100 trees per month from our team and, being a recruitment company, we will also plant extra trees for each placement we make. We can’t wait to start making a difference!”

As part of the new partnership with Play it Green, the management team and workforce will receive a weekly sustainability tip and related discount to a product to help drive behaviour change, enhance the culture, and lower their carbon footprint. The weekly correspondence includes sustainability articles to ensure members not only become more climate aware but more aware of the solutions available to make progress in this area.


Through Play it Green’s unique three-step solution to climate change, Repair, Reduce, Regive, a tenth of all revenues also go to a good cause of the member’s choice. Focus 5 has chosen to support Mind, raising awareness and supporting those with mental health issues.

Richard Dickson, Co-Founder of Play it Green, added, “I am really excited that Focus 5 recruitment has joined up with Play It Green. They were already doing some amazing things in sustainability and now they are doing even more. They are also part of a growing community of Play It Green businesses on their journey to Net Zero, whilst increasing their social impact.”

Focus 5 will review the nine key programme areas in Play it Green’s Net Zero Framework, free to access for all of our business members to help them drive down their footprint even further.


All the trees are guaranteed to be planted and can be tracked by the public through the Focus 5 Recruitment Forest Garden.

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