From plastic break to meter campaign
Small things with great impact
2015-05-18 | By means of a self-attempt, social commitment and a training course for vocational school students, ebm-papst Austria especially wants to strengthen the awareness for environment protection during the GreenDay week.
Self-test – Going 1 week without plastics:
Plastic is convenient, colorful and cheap – and out of control. This is why ebm-papst Austria wants to highlight plastic pollution of our environment and makes it the focus of a self-test campaign. Our colleagues want to motivate everybody to change their throwaway attitude in order to make sure oceans and countryside are not polluted any longer. The aim of the campaign is to promote and raise awareness and to make people do their bit to fight plastic pollution.
Our Austrian ebm-papst team kicks off their experiment on 5 June 2015. During the entire week, the challenge is on to try and buy products without plastic and to produce as little waste as possible.
- Finding out how to avoid and reduce waste
- Waste collection day
- Summary and documentation on company homepage
- External communicating on the plastic challenge
Social project = Recycling project:
Cancer can strike children, too, and once diagnosed, the lives of the little patients and their families are never quite the same again. This is why our staff at ebm-papst Austria has decided to lend their support to these children and their families.
Each month, we produce quite a lot of empty ink-jet and toner cartridges at our subsidiary in Austria. It is a little known fact that such an empty cartridge still contains valuable materials, such as the ceramic drum and the expensive electronics – all parts of which can be recycled. Therefore, we collect all old and empty toner and ink-jet cartridges in special boxes and send them to a collection center. Now, part of the revenues will be donated to children suffering from cancer. To generate even more donations, ebm-papst Austria is going to approach their customers and the companies in their vicinity to inform them of this social project and ask them to lend their active support as well.
Fan training for vocational school students:
Our ebm-papst team in Austria is going to welcome students from a vocational school specializing in installation and building technology, isolation mechanics and constructive design to spend time at the subsidiary. In the comprehensive training, the young students will learn about the theoretical basics and gain a practical understanding of the different designs used in drive engineering and fan design and how to apply them efficiently.
- Tour of the showroom introducing agenda, product range and innovations
- Presentation: Energy-efficiency – holistic approach in drive engineering
- Presentation: Know-How and constant advancement of our fans
- Guided tour of warehouse and look at applications
Going the extra mile:
In cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce of Upper Austria and the Department of Economic Affairs of Upper Austria, an initiative has been kicked off to make all companies in Upper Austria join together in going the extra mile to promote a healthy lifestyle among their staff.
Taking up this challenge, our staff at ebm-papst Austria will get going, too.
Every single “healthy” meter counts, whether at work or during leisure – walking or cycling to work, using the stairs instead of lounging about in the lift, or hiking and backpacking. All the meters and miles are entered in a list. At the end of the challenge, i.e. between 29 Jun and 3 July 2015, the sum total will then be entered in the separate “meter form” provided by the government of Upper Austria. The companies having the highest number of meters translated into number of employees will be honored at an award presentation ceremony.