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49 trees to be planted as part of EKF & Yolk Recruitment partnership

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Yolk Recruitment launched its biggest social responsibility campaign Yolk's Oaks at the start of 2021 with the announcement that they would be planting a tree for every candidate placed across all clients and projects.


Over the last 7 months, it’s been a joy to see their CSR initiative hit its stride as they’ve been monitoring the oak trees to be planted in their dedicated plot of land at Blaen Bran Community Woodlands in Cwmbran.


One of their most productive recruitment partnerships from 2021 (and prior) has been with EKF Diagnostics, and we’re thrilled to say that as a direct result of our business partnership, they will be planting a total of 49 Yolk oaks trees on our behalf and the talented candidates they have placed with EKF.

EKF Diagnostics and Yolk Engineering have worked together for a number of years, with our recruitment partnership picking up pace in 2020 as the demand on our business increased.

EKF manufacture a sample collection device called PrimeStore® MTM. Which is now being supplied to NHS laboratory testing services as the safest forms of sample collection and transportation in the world.


With the requirement for the NHS meaning manufacturing of the device in the UK needed to be stepped up, it meant there was the need for more staff. Through the course of the partnership so far, Yolk has provided EKF with 100% fulfilment on their recruitment projects. As well as a team of permanent workers for our laboratories and supply chain, Yolk has completed 49 temporary recruitment projects for EKF.  Read more about our recruitment project work .


Between EKF, the candidates, and the Engineering recruitment team at Yolk, on average we’ll be helping to absorb 49 tonnes of CO2 through each little sapling’s lifetime. Planting new trees has been proven to be an effective way to fight the current climate crisis and helps us in the journey to stabilise our climate. The oak trees which are native to the region will also be supporting the local woodland to flourish and providing habitats for its diverse wildlife.


The trees are to be planted at the end of the year in Blaen Bran Community Woodland, a 100-acre area of privately owned woodland above Upper Cwmbran in Torfaen, run and maintained by a local community group.

EKF Diagnostics couldn’t be happier with the continued success of our partnership with Yolk as they’ve been a part of facilitating our business growth while simultaneously helping to grow the green spaces of our home.






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