As a state development corporation, we want to develop further every day and set a good example. Our goal is to make Thuringia more attractive and liveable through each of our projects. This also means that we are actively committed to protecting the environment and firmly integrate the issue of sustainability into our everyday work. We would like to constantly reflect on our behaviour and make our contribution to an even greener Thuringia through many small, simple steps.
It is important to us not to lose sight of the environmental aspect at our various events. Sustainable catering is a matter of course for us, therefore. When selecting our suppliers and our range of dishes, we make sure that we support local businesses and that the dishes are as low-meat and seasonal as possible.
We also usually order large glass bottles or water carafes and serve coffee cream/milk in milk jugs and sugar in sugar bowls. To show our event participants where the food comes from, we use signs next to the food.
We want to save on plastic wherever possible. We pay attention to this not only in our daily work, but especially at external and internal events. That is why we are always on the lookout for creative and useful guest gifts, such as our cake in a glass from the 12th Thuringia Foreign Trade Day 2019, which was completely waste-free. Once the cake has been eaten, the well-known jar can be reused as often and for as long as you like.
Our Staedtler pencils are also ideal for daily use in the office. They not only impress with their visual and tactile quality, but are also made in Germany and from local lime wood.
We want to reduce waste! Nevertheless, we always need up-to-date posters for our various events, which unfortunately can only be used once. Even in everyday office life, one-sided misprints often cannot be avoided. These quantities of paper that are no longer needed do not end up in our rubbish bin, but in a collection point for donations for the day-care centre and can be painted on the back. Our children appreciate the giant pictures!