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Corporate social responsibility
CSR projects in Guatemala, Sri Lanka and Pakistan
Protecting the climate and resources is our motivation. That is why we make such a strong commitment in this area. Naturally by expanding wind energy but also by maintaining a responsible view of our daily work. For example, we do our best to avoid flights and car journeys and we provide company bicycles.
For years we have also been analysing our CO2 emissions caused by the energy requirements of our offices and our travel, and we provide sustainable compensation for them. To this end, we have committed to various projects, for example, reforestation in Guatemala, the conservation of land and resources in Sri Lanka and the replacement of petroleum lamps with solar lighting in Pakistan.
We regularly receive positive feedback from these projects. For example, it has proved possible to extend the rain forest in Guatemala in the last few years. The local population is also involved in the campaign and trained accordingly. Farmers today are themselves adopting sustainable methods of agriculture and are taking care of replenishing their own forestry stocks.
Financing solar lighting in Pakistan and as a result doing away with petroleum lamps that damage the environment and people’s health, enables us to achieve numerous goals at the same time: it saves a lot of CO2, eases the financial burden on families and children can study longer in the evening.
In Sri Lanka, we were able to protect large mangrove areas in their entirety from destruction and from major tourism construction projects through the strategic purchase of individual parcels of land.