Starting Shot in Mulfingen
2012-04-16 | The kick-off took place on April 16th at our corporate headquarters in Mulfingen with a visit from the Minister of the Environment for the German state of Baden-Württemberg, Franz Untersteller. Our cafeterias began the campaign by offering an additional meal made exclusively of ingredients from regional suppliers. The next day, scientific journalist Ranga Yogeshwar, politician Rezzo Schlauch, environmental economist Christopher Boyd and climate researcher Hans von Storch had a pannel discussion on the topic “Ecology: a growth driver?”
The discussion took place during an evening event at the Stauseehalle in Mulfingen. Experts offered our employees an energy consultation free of charge, employees could take our electric company car for a test drive and the “energy scouts” explained their job. ebm-papst Austria took up the campaign standard from Mulfingen. Italy, St. Georgen in the German Black Forest, Belarus, Greece and others followed – a trip around the entire world!
The centre point was and always will be the objective of awakening the enthusiasm of our employees, customers and the public about environmental protection and sustainability and to show why GreenTech has become a success factor for ebm-papst.
There are also a number of event ideas. Our Italian employees distributed cloth bags, for example. The employees from the Korean subsidiary will bypass the lift for two days and take the stairs instead; the Austrians traveled to work by bike, and ebm-papst Brazil plants a tree for every GreenTech EC fan sold in the current fiscal year.
“Progress happens. Progress surprises. What is important is that progress is sustainable,” reported Ranga Yogeshwar (during a visit of ebm-papst)
The evening event with the presentation by Ranga Yogeshwar was a highlight of the ebm-papst campaign week “Every Day is a GreenDay” in Mulfingen. Which was initiated by trainees from the company.
Following the presentation by Ranga Yogeshwar, more than 350 employee and invited guests at the Stauseehalle intensely followed the podium discussion “Ecology – a driver of growth?”. Moderated by Dr. Marc Beise of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Ranga Yogeshwar, Christopher Boyd of the European Commission, climate researcher Prof. Dr. Hans von Storch and Rezzo Schlauch, retired Parliamentary Secretary of State held a controversial and informative debate on the need for innovation, the importance of green technology and developments in European environmental policies.