Environmental and resource conservation as well as the formation of regional partnerships are just two of a total of eight focus areas of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that Broetje-Automation has set itself as part of its sustainability strategy. In total, the company has undertaken more than 100 sustainability measures in all areas of the company in order to achieve the goal of climate neutrality.
As part of this initiative, Broetje-Automation has therefore started a partnership with the Oldenburg-based start-up ImmerBunt GmbH. The aim is to increase biodiversity, climate adaptation and improve the workplace environment at the Rastede site.
As part of an initial planting campaign, several green spaces at the Rastede site were converted into bee-friendly flowering meadows together with Immerbunt in spring and a total of 13 apple trees, five cherry trees and four pear trees were planted. “With this campaign, we are investing on the one hand in upgrading our location and the workplace environment of our employees. At the same time, we are making a significant contribution to more biodiversity and improving the water balance and microclimate at the Rastede site,” explains Anja Ehrenborg, VP Sustainability and Total Quality Management at Broetje-Automation. The newly created flowering areas and orchards will not only provide 1.5-2 tons of fruit per year but will also serve as a food source for bees and butterflies, providing a constant source of food.