The realized sustainability concept of the Zedler-Group with the hundreds of large and small-scale measures which have been steadily developed over the past 25 years convinced the top-class jury of the federal state Baden-Wuerttemberg. Among these measures are the intelligent use of process waste heat, the exclusive reuse of used packaging material, a building insulation made of recycled paper, leakage detection of the compressed air system, cistern water for toilet flushing, 48 % self-generated electricity, recycled plastics instead of concrete, unsealed courtyard areas, an all-year share of cycle traffic above 70 % and much more. The Zedler-Group herewith prevailed in the biggest category “Trade and Services”.
Live connection via video
“My team and I are absolutely happy to receive this prestigious award and especially recognition in our issues of the heart, i.e. sustainability and climate protection”, says Dirk Zedler. A few months ago, Zedler-Institut as a small company in the cycle industry have already been able to prove in the course of certification by the German Sustainable Building Council that climate-positive commercial buildings are just as possible as climate-neutral business operations, i.e. without certificate trading.
As usual in these times, Minister Franz Untersteller handed over the Business Award for the Environment 2020 Baden-Wuerttemberg in a live connection via video. From minute 29:35 on in the recorded live stream, you find the videos of all nominated eight companies made by the Ministry, from minute 43:17 on you find the video of the Zedler-Group and the Minister’s laudatory speech.
Author: Jürgen Wetzstein