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Our main activity takes up a lot of time and energy. Nevertheless, we try to stay true to our deepest convictions and values and eagerly pursue other important projects. We try to be pioneers in sustainable development. We align our work with the principles of the common good economy and work annually to improve our carbon footprint.

Only in this way will it be possible in the future for all of us to inhabit and manage this planet in harmony with nature.

Economy for the common good (ECG)

We believe that an economy based largely on exploiting resources and labour in low-wage countries cannot function in the long term. One alternative is the common good economy, which we actively support in our region.

The common good economy establishes an ethical economic model. As an alternative to the current understanding of the economy, it is based on the values of human dignity, ecological responsibility, solidarity, social justice, democratic co-determination and transparency.

The well-being of people and the environment becomes the primary goal of economic activity.

At regular intervals, we draw up a common good balance sheet that quantitatively measures our efforts to work for a better world. We prepared the last common good balance sheet in 2022 and achieved a common good score of 322 points.

You can find out more about the approaches of the common good economy and its fields of action at www.ecogood.org.

CO2-Footprint

Our economic model is currently extracting more resources from earth than are being replenished. In addition to that society is currently emitting more greenhouse gas than our planet can cope with.

That is why we as ENGL have been pursuing a greenhouse gas reduction strategy for many years now. We measure our CO2 footprint annually and derive reduction targets from this, for which we define specific reduction measures and monitor them regularly.

We offset 100% of the proportion that we cannot yet avoid through audited projects that save CO2 elsewhere.

When calculating CO2 emissions, we rely on a professional service provider to whom we grant full access to internal data in order to calculate a precise CO2 footprint.

We are currently cooperating with TurnToZero for this purpose.

Engl “Bienenbau”

It is said that humans will only be able to survive for another 4 years if bees become extinct one day. The bee is probably the most important living creature on this planet and the manpower of the collective “beehive” is probably incomparable. Fascinated by these circumstances, we have set up beehives on our company terrace and lovingly look after them. „Bienenbau” is german and stands for beekeeping. With dedication and passion, we try to give our bees the best possible situation to make them feel comfortable.

Thanks to this measure, we have managed to raise the proportion of women in our company from one employee to over 80,000 in a very short period of time 😊.