World Cleanup Day 2023 – we were there (again)!
World Cleanup Day is the world's largest waste collection campaign. Every year in September, people all over the world participate and help to rid the environment of waste. BENTELER colleagues also actively support this campaign.
WE MAKE SUSTAINABILITY HAPPEN
We have been participating in World Cleanup Day since 2021. Whether in teams around our sites across the globe or in private. In China, the USA, Brazil, South Africa, Spain, Germany and Czech Republic, we do our bit for the environment and collect large quantities of waste, which is then disposed of properly. At our sites in Germany alone, for example, we collected around 240 kilograms of trash.
Many thanks to all our employees who again actively helped out this year: You make sustainability happen!
We take on responsibility: helping people around the world
Our involvement in World Cleanup Day is just one of numerous initiatives in the area of sustainability. You can read more about this in our current Sustainability Report 2022.
Great willingness to help was shown at our company in the course of the Ukraine war. Within a few days, for example, we set up a group-wide donation initiative in cooperation with UN refugee aid. In addition, many colleagues got involved privately: through collection campaigns, the reception of refugees and private donations.
During the earthquake in Turkey and Syria at the beginning of February 2023, many people lost their homes and many things that were dear and important to them. In one of the worst hit areas, the Hatay region, BENTELER launched a special initiative. Thanks to numerous donations from our colleagues in Turkey and Spain and support from the company, a tent city was set up in Hatay- Samandağ.
In the reporting year, we planted trees to improve biodiversity at our sites in Mór, Hungary, and Rumburk, Czech Republic. At our site in Warburg, Germany, a wildflower area was created, which will be expanded in the course of 2023.
We sensitize our employees to think more about self-care. This is done in workshops with our managers and, among other things, in the form of a subsidized sports program in Germany and Austria.
In 2022, people from 99 nations worked at BENTELER sites in 26 countries. We believe that diversity enriches and different perspectives enable the best solutions.
We provide support in the communities in which we operate through various volunteer activities: In the North and South America regions, for example, our colleagues volunteer as part of the “BENTELER’s Volunteers” program or regularly collect blankets, clothing and toys. These are donated to local institutions to support people in need.