Climate forester Jan Borchert on an area in Cologne

A greener future: our cooperation with Planted for forest protection

27 March 2024

In times when the threats posed by climate change are becoming ever more tangible, it is essential for companies to take responsibility and implement sustainable measures. As part of our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), we are realizing milestones in our CSR efforts with our partner Planted. This partnership marks another step on our journey to becoming a more sustainable and environmentally conscious company.

Planted is a climate-active company that is passionate about protecting the environment. Their main goal is to protect and preserve the forest by planting climate resilient trees in Germany. Through their projects, they not only help to preserve biodiversity, but also make an important contribution to climate protection. Their work is invaluable, as the forest plays a crucial role for the ecosystem and the climate. Planted is also committed to global environmental protection in various projects.

The importance of the forest

The forest is not just an idyllic backdrop or a place for recreation and leisure activities, it fulfills a variety of vital functions for our planet and us humans. Here are some of the key reasons why protecting and conserving forests is crucial:

Climate regulation: forests are essential allies in the fight against climate change. They absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and produce oxygen, helping to mitigate the greenhouse effect and stabilize the climate.

Biodiversity: Forests are home to an incredible variety of plants, animals and microorganisms. By protecting the forest, we help to preserve biodiversity and protect habitats for numerous animal and plant species.

Water storage and purification: Forests play a crucial role in regulating the water balance. They act as natural water reservoirs and filter water before it reaches rivers and streams, helping to ensure a clean drinking water supply.

Soil protection: The roots of the trees stabilize the soil and prevent erosion. This helps to protect against natural disasters such as landslides and floods and preserves the fertility of the soil.

The Benefits Of The Forest

Why forest protection is essential in Germany

Forest protection in Germany is of crucial importance, as Germany has a rich and diverse forest landscape that plays a major role both ecologically and economically. German forests make a significant contribution to climate protection by storing carbon and thus helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, Germany's forests are important habitats for a large number of animal and plant species and play a major role in preserving biodiversity. Forest protection ensures ecosystem services such as water storage, soil stabilization and air purification. Given the current challenges of climate change, it is crucial to protect and sustainably manage German forests to ensure their long-term health and functionality. Our partnership with Planted aims to support these goals and make an active contribution to forest conservation in Germany.

Our partnership with Planted

As a company, we understand the urgency and need to take action to protect our environment. Through our collaboration with Planted, we actively support their efforts to protect and restore the forest in Germany. So far, we have planted over 1,800 trees with Planted and offset over 1,100 tonnes of CO2 through climate protection projects. Every tree we plant together is a symbolic act of our commitment to a more sustainable future. We also support other global climate protection projects with Planted.

Protecting the forest is an investment in the future of our planet and all living creatures on it, including us humans. By working together with Planted to preserve the forest, we are sending a strong signal for sustainability and environmental protection. We are proud to be part of this important initiative and look forward to taking further steps together with Planted on our journey towards a greener and more livable world.

All information about our CSR efforts can be found here.