Every small step counts on the way to having a more sustainable business approach. Awareness is important, because our decisions today determine the quality of life tomorrow. We want to make our contributions by acting fairly, respectfully and responsibly; as a company, we will act in an environmentally-friendly and forward-thinking manner.
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Bees are not just beautiful creatures that produce tasty honey. They also play an extremely important role in our ecosystem. As pollinators, they are responsible, to a considerable extent, for the growth and well-being of our plants. OTRS Group has sponsored a beehive as part of its CSR program to support bee preservation. It is located on the bee trail in the Ginnheimer Wäldchen KGV. Guided tours are offered along the trail for those who are interested.
The population of our hive is currently about 30,000 animals and will grow to about 50,000 by June 21st, 2020, after which the population will decrease again and will enter winter with about 10,000-15,000 bees.
As the temperatures this year have already been quite high, the first honey will probably be harvested as early as the end of May 2020. When the time comes, we will have specially-labelled 250g jars filled with our OTRS Group honey. With a harvest of 30kg, we expect about 120 jars.
We are looking forward to this exciting project and to “our” bees.
More Fun at Meetings And Help For Animals in Need
With our work in the animal shelter Hochtaunus, we have already shown how important making a commitment to animals is to us. Now, we have again had the opportunity to help our four-legged friends. But this time in a very special way…
The Sweet Farm is a non-profit initiative that addresses the global impact of factory farming on animals, plants and the planet. They rescue and rehabilitate farm animals from various circumstances within the food system.
Their clear message: animals deserve our compassion and respect!
A wonderful way to support this important work is to invite one of the farm animals to a virtual meeting. At these so-called “goat-2-meetings,” the animal ambassador joins your meeting link, gives a short introduction to the farm and introduces the other animals during a virtual tour. Questions can also be asked.
We are enthusiastic about this approach and have already invited an animal guest to a joint meeting of colleagues from our branches in the USA, Mexico and Brazil. It was a sweet enrichment and a fun way to break up the meeting, which we will certainly be happy to repeat in the future.
Do you also need a fresh face to spice up your video conferences? The Sweet Farm Animal ambassadors are here for you.