By making donations in the area of environmental and climate protection we support projects that tackle issues affecting the environment and climate change and seek to alleviate their adverse impacts. Since 2014, for example, we have contributed to the Fishing for Litter project developed by the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) of Lower Saxony. The littering of the seas, and especially plastic waste, is a growing problem for our oceans and marine life. The project focuses on the development of effective disposal structures to manage waste fished out of the sea, thereby helping to conserve the marine environment and its residents.
For the third time we gave our support to the Friends of the Earth – Diepholz Moor Depression (BUND Diepholzer Moorniederung), an initiative dedicated to protecting and preserving the moorland and the species of plants and animals (in some instances endangered) native to this part of Lower Saxony. In addition to preserving biodiversity, the project also makes a major contribution to climate protection by reducing the release of carbon dioxide.