Successful project ÖKOPROFIT: Environmental protection underpinned by impressive figures
This was an important day for nine companies located in the district of Höxter in Germany. It is in black and white now that they are intensively concerned about corporate environmental protection and are achieving enormous savings through various measures.
They received their ÖKOPROFIT certificates out of the hands of North-Rhine Westphalia’s Environment Minister Ursula Heinen-Esser and District Chief Executive Friedhelm Spieker at Glass Cube in Herste.
When ecology ensures prosperity
Herste (WB). Nine companies in the district of Höxter are committed to corporate environmental protection beyond what is required by law. As they meet the high standard of Ökoprofit criteria, they were honoured by North-Rhine Westphalia’s Environment Minister Ursula Heinen-Esser and District Chief Executive Friedhelm Spieker. In addition, the Ökoprofit Club will be established in the district of Höxter.
ECOPROFIT enters the second round
There is now an interim report for the project ECOPROFIT: The participating companies were not only able to save costs of 600,000 Euro per year, but also have a significantly improved environmental balance. A detailed report with all details can be found in this press release dated 16.02.2019.
Companies from the Höxter Group have reduced the costs with the ECOPROFIT project
and at the same time protected the environment – this is the aim of the ECOPROFIT project, which will be held for the second time in Höxter Group. Together with Group director Klaus Schumacher, representatives of the participating companies met in the official Höxter Group headquarters, to kick off the official start.
Companies want to cut costs while protecting the environment
The second round of the ECOPROFIT project has started in Höxter Group. They receive many useful tips from experts, for economic and ecological strengthening of the company operations.
“The best ideas are often amazingly simple. It is the same with ECOPROFIT: Companies protect the environment and thus lower their costs” – this is how Group director Klaus Schumacher summed up the idea of the project at the kick-off event in the assembly hall of the Group headquarters. “The participating companies demonstrate how important sustainability is to them and they take a serious stance on social, ecological and economic responsibility.”
Representatives from the following companies welcomed Group director Schumacher at the official launch of ECOPROFIT: from Bad Driburg Glaskoch, Wäscherei Schopp, Wieneke Color and Buddenberg Kunststoffe Fliegel, from Höxter Maderas Holztechnik, from Nieheim Finkeldei Polstermöbel, from Steinheim Spedition Heinrich Mahlmann and Plastikpack as well as from Warburg Blumen Ortwein.
In the coming weeks, together with experts, they will find out, among other things, where energy can be saved in their operations or how waste can be avoided and how to reduce the disposal costs. ECOPROFIT is funded by the Ministry of the Environment, Agriculture, Nature and Consumer Protection of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Höxter Group.
In a working group, the project participants are accompanied by the Society for Economic Development in the Höxter Group, the Kreishandwerkerschaft Höxter-Warburg (trade association), the OWL University of Applied Sciences, the OWL Bielefeld Chamber of Commerce, the EnergyAgency NRW and the Effizienz-Agentur NRW.