For the first time, Zurich Gruppe Deutschland has honored innovative sustainability projects with the
Planet Hero Award
. We had the pleasure of receiving one of the coveted trophies on Wednesday evening in Cologne - as the winner in the field of ocean and water protection!
li: Silke Haubensak; mitte: Dr. Katrin Schuhen, re: Dr. Katharina Reuter (BNW) | Copyright Zurich Deutschland
An evening to remember
Due to 2Gplus regulation, the event took place in a very small circle, which was in no way a disadvantage from our point of view.
We enjoyed an evening in a warm atmosphere, had inspiring and entertaining conversations with people sincerely interested in and committed to climate and environmental protection, and took part in an award ceremony in which both the jury members and the winners shone in the spotlight.
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A big thank you...
... to an excellently composed jury with Dr. Carsten Schildknecht, Chairman of the Board Zurich Germany, Alena Schieber, founder of the Zurich youth format Next, sports sailor and Zurich sustainability ambassador Boris Herrmann, Dr. Peter Landschützer, oceanographer at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Rebecca Freitag, former UN youth delegate and Dr. Katharina Reuter, Managing Director
Bundesverbands Nachhaltige Wirtschaft BNW
(German Sustainable Business Association), who also held the Wasser 3.0 laudation, which will remain a special memory for us.
... the technological advisory team of the jury consisting of Bernhard Schwager, CEO OmniCert Consulting GmbH and Dr.-Ing. Hannes Krieg, founder EcoSquare Consulting.
... AND the Zurich Deutschland Group, which put together a convincing award concept and a wonderful award ceremony (charmingly hosted as always by Janine Steeger) - especially Monika Schulze, Barbara Kaltz and Nathalie Eßer.
Those who do not yet know these initiatives, definitely get to know them!
We are beyong happy about...
a grant of 60,000 euros, with which our work for
waters without microplastics and micropollutants
will be supported by Zurich Gruppe Deutschland over the next three years!
getting to know and exchanging ideas with our sponsor Björn Bohnhoff from the Zurich Board of Directors, who will accompany us during this time!
synergies, high-impact actions and lots of fun
with the people at Zurich Gruppe Deutschland and the other winning initiatives!
We are bubbling over with ideas...
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Die Zurich Gruppe Deutschland and Boris Herrmann
Zurich Gruppe Deutschland has set itself the goal of becoming one of the most sustainable companies in the world. Accordingly, various sustainability initiatives have been anchored in the corporate strategy, such as the "Zurich Forest" reforestation project and the sustainability partnership with sailor and climate ambassador Boris Herrmann.
Together with Boris Herrmann and his Team Malizia the Planet Hero Award was launched, which will be awarded annually from 2021 for initiatives that are particularly climate-friendly. The Planet Hero Award honors commitments that contribute to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees, promoting biodiversity and protecting the oceans. The award is intended to provide both recognition and support for important contributions to climate protection.