Giving Cyprus a green future

Together, we took a step towards a healthier, greener Cyprus! Read about our environmental initiative in Cyprus for ecological restoration.

Giving Cyprus a green future

In the wake of devastating wildfires, our Cyprus office has taken a firm stand for sustainability. We joined forces with Green Shield's inspiring 'You Reforest Cyprus' programme, donating over 2,000 saplings that we proudly helped plant on 19 November 2023. Our involvement with Green Shield's reforestation efforts in Cyprus is an ongoing commitment, a testament to our unwavering resolve to tackle environmental challenges head-on and make a meaningful difference for the planet.

Deriv Cyprus team and their families after planting the 2,000 saplings donated by Deriv.
Deriv Cyprus team and their families helped plant the 2,000 saplings donated by Deriv.

Sowing seeds of sustainability

Our journey to a greener Cyprus begins with a small but mighty step – planting 2,000 saplings. This is just the beginning of a long commitment to environmental stewardship, showcasing our dedication to the island's ecological health and a sustainable future. It's a tangible expression of our corporate social responsibility and a reflection of our deep care for Cyprus' well-being.

Deriv Cyprus employee planting a tree
Deriv's long-term commitment to planting indigenous trees aims for Cyprus forest recovery.

But we're not stopping there. Our mission is gaining momentum as we plan to plant additional saplings in the same area and other regions. This expansion reaffirms our unwavering commitment to being environmental guardians, working towards a greener Cyprus with every sapling we plant.

Deriv represented at the You Reforest Cyprus programme in 2023
Deriv, the primary patron of the You Reforest Cyprus programme in 2023.

The vision of 'You Reforest Cyprus'

The 'You Reforest Cyprus' initiative represents more than reforestation; it's an aspiration to clothe Cyprus in lush, verdant splendour. The project's nursery is the heart of this endeavour, where a variety of young, indigenous plants are nurtured, ready to breathe new life into Cyprus’s countryside.

Geo Nicolaidis, Head of Deriv Cyprus, receives Green Shields plaque of appreciation.
Geo Nicolaidis, Head of Deriv Cyprus, receives Green Shield's plaque of appreciation.

Unity in reforestation

Our team joined forces with an enthusiastic group of students, local organisations, fire brigades, scouts, and football teams to transform a local park and school pathway into a thriving grove. These saplings, planted by hands of all ages, are growing roots in a place that resonates with community spirit.

Deriv employees planting saplings as part of the company's csr efforts.
Deriv employees planting saplings as part of the company's csr efforts.

The warmth of community effort

Despite the day's chill, the warmth of collective effort and achievement was palpable. Each participant, including our own 15 colleagues, received a certificate — a token of appreciation and a reminder of the role they played in shaping a greener future.

Deriv employees and their families at the You Reforest Cyprus programme.
Deriv employees and their families at the You Reforest Cyprus programme.

Forging a path to a greener future

Our reforestation effort in Cyprus is a resounding affirmation that even the smallest steps towards sustainability carry immense weight. As the saplings we planted gracefully sink their roots into the earth, we envision them as a flourishing legacy – a green legacy that fills us with immense pride. Their presence serves as a beacon of hope, inspiring others to join us in this crucial movement towards a more resilient and verdant Cyprus, where nature thrives in harmony with human endeavours.

Deriv employees receiving a certificate of participation for the You Reforest Cyprus programme.
Deriv employees receiving a certificate of participation for the You Reforest Cyprus programme.

Our commitment to a greener Cyprus goes far beyond one day of planting saplings. We are introducing tree adoption certificates to mark personal celebrations, entwining the milestones of our lives with the growth of our island. It's an initiative that will see us stay actively involved with future reforestation campaigns. Our ambition is to grow the Deriv Forest in Cyprus!