“International Forest Day” on Sunday and “World Water Day” the following Monday: for us at Sasse Group, these are not merely two dates in the diary, but two topics of importance that shape our daily work. Two elements that play an important role in the value system of our company.
Forests and woodlands are the symbol par excellence for renewable raw materials and sustainable business. When we think about how our actions affect the earth’s carbon footprint, it quickly becomes evident: every kilometre we travel, every kilowatt hour of energy we consume with machinery, equipment and computers, and every ounce of produced waste has an impact.
That’s why we started implementing specific measures to take on responsibility for our planet some time ago. As part of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy, we make sure to optimise travel routes and eliminate unnecessary journeys from our schedule. The latter, incidentally, came in handy when we implemented mobile work and video conferencing on a large scale at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. We take every opportunity to utilise products and containers that require less packaging – and are biologically safe. Moreover, we ensure that industrial water is purified and returned to the natural cycle.
Our Sasse-Forest, that we have been sustaining since 20 years
World Water Day 2021
This year, World Water Day is all about “Valuing Water”. With this motto, the United Nations aims to call on society to think about the vital importance of water and its value. “Water means different things to different people in different settings. By sharing all the different ways water benefits our lives, we can value water properly and safeguard it effectively for everyone” (Source: Worldwaterday.org) . The value of this limited resource must be recognised so we can appreciate and protect it better and preserve it for future generations. For us, as facilities services provider, this implies valuing and appreciating the work we are able to do, because we have enough water available. At the same time, it also triggers us to be creative and strive to find new ways to limit the use of water, for instance, through implementing dosage systems.
International Forest Day
“International Forest Day” also bears a special significance to us. After all, we started nurturing our “Sasse Forest” over 20 years ago. Today, 175,000 trees contribute to the green lungs of our planet. On an area of 157 hectares, we sustain and cultivate 175,000 trees. This way, 45,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide can be neutralised per year. Find out more here.