ManpowerGroup and Para la Naturaleza agree to plant one tree for each employee hired

The organizations signed a collaborative agreement for contributing to reforestation in Puerto Rico through the production, planting, and maintenance of trees

San Juan, Puerto Rico (September 12, 2023)ManpowerGroup Puerto Rico’s general manager, Melissa Rivera-Roena, and the president of Para la Naturaleza, Fernando Lloveras-San Miguel, signed a collaborative agreement that paves the way for the production, planting, and maintenance of one tree for each person hired by the company, which specializes in finding talent.

Rivera-Roena said that the agreement was the result of a proposal to find a project that would have a significant impact on their sustainability program, which is guided by the environmental awareness, social, and corporate governance (ESG) values of the multinational company, which is celebrating the 65th anniversary of its establishment in Puerto Rico this year.

“It is believed that Puerto Rico lost up to 31 million trees after María. This is in addition to the trees that are cut down as part of the deforestation caused by urban sprawl and other activities. Thinking about all the care a tree needs, from being a seed until it reaches maturity, motivated us to contributing in this way,” said the businesswoman. “A tree gives life, and every day, our team at ManpowerGroup works to transform the lives of people who achieve their goals and dreams by securing employment to improve their financial stability and that of their families. This agreement is a metaphor for compassion toward nature and humanity,” she emphasized.

For his part, Attorney Lloveras-San Miguel stated that Para la Naturaleza has planted some 217,255 native and endemic trees since `Hurricane María with the help of volunteers and organizations. He also mentioned that “the collaboration between all sectors is vital to contributing to reforestation, particularly when the Puerto Rican archipelago is facing the effects of climate change, such as extreme heat.”

Para la Naturaleza has five plant nurseries in different regions, where 80 thousand trees are produced each year.

Through the agreement, ManpowerGroup will donate an average of $43,200 during the year that marks its 65th anniversary while setting its sights on future collaborations. This contribution will be aimed at the germination, planting, and maintenance of trees at Para la Naturaleza’s tree nurseries and properties. The company’s personnel also contributed volunteer hours to the Hacienda La Esperanza nursery in Manatí.

“Planting trees is very important in Puerto Rico, I encourage colleagues from all industries to join Para la Naturaleza in this very important effort, and to contribute to the preservation of areas with high ecological value. Let’s answer Mother Earth’s request,” urged ManpowerGroup’s general manager.

Those interested in contributing to Para la Naturaleza’s projects or volunteering can visit or call 787-722-5882.

ManpowerGroup®, the leading global workforce solutions company, helps organizations transform in the fast-changing world of work by sourcing, assessing, developing, and managing the talent that enables them to win. We develop innovative solutions for hundreds of thousands of organizations every year, providing them with skilled talent while finding meaningful, sustainable employment for millions of people across a wide range of industries and skills. Our expert family of brands – Manpower, Experis and Talent Solutions – creates substantially more value for candidates and clients across more than 75 countries and territories and has done so for over 70 years. Because of our inclusion and diversity policies, we are consistently recognized as the best place to work for women, people with functional diversity, and other groups. In 2023, ManpowerGroup was once again named one of the most ethical companies in the world – all of which confirms our position as the brand of choice for in-demand talent. In Puerto Rico, we have had a presence as a human resources leader for 65 years, with offices in San Juan, Hormigueros, and Manatí. We primarily provide services to global brands in the manufacturing, banking, health insurance, small business, and government industries. In 2021 and 2022, Puerto Rico received the ‘Power Award Winner’ awards for best performance globally and in Latin America.

Para la Naturaleza is a nonprofit organization that integrates the community into the preservation of natural ecosystems. Para la Naturaleza provides transformative experiences in nature to inspire each person and community to take concrete action to protect it, including donating time, money, or land. In addition to organizing volunteer events, educational events, and fundraising campaigns, Para la Naturaleza protects over 60 natural areas and welcomes the public at visitor centers throughout all of Puerto Rico.

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