Climate change is the central issue of our time. To meet our social responsibility, we are committed to more climate protection. After determining our CO2 footprint with the service provider KlimAktiv, we compensated our total greenhouse gas emissions retroactively since the company was founded in 2001, through a certified reforestation project.
In addition to the numerous measures implemented for more climate protection, we as a climate-neutral company support the certified reforestation of 100.000 trees, which corresponds to an area of approximately 60 hectares or 84 football pitches. The planted trees will in future remove approx. 18.000 t CO2 from the atmosphere. 50.000 trees have already been planted in Nicaragua through the myclimate carbon offset project "municipal reforestation" as part of our previous activities.
It was important for us to support the planting of trees, as this has been proven to help absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. At the same time, this also increases the diversity of species in the forests. The local people are integrated into the projects, which contributes to an improvement of their living conditions. We have set ourselves the target of avoiding environmental pollution as far as possible, continuously reducing our CO2 footprint and neutralizing unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions in the future.
Our office building is already particularly energy-efficient. We cover our electricity needs with green electricity. Heating is provided by renewable energy from renewable raw materials. The conversion of company vehicles to e-mobility has already begun and the corresponding charging infrastructure has been installed. Further measures for active climate protection are: avoiding air travel, promoting the use of trains, buses and carpools, holding business meetings in the form of video conferences and raising the awareness of all employees through training courses.
With the principle "avoid - reduce - compensate", we actively take on this responsibility as a company.