Greiner plants 10,800 trees with Plant-for-the-Planet

When Carl Albert Greiner opened a small general store in Nürtingen, Germany, in September 1868, he laid the foundation for what is today an internationally successful group of companies. Much has happened since then. Bold decisions inspired by a visionary outlook, a spirit of innovation, and a keen sense of the market helped Greiner grow to become a globally leading company in the plastics and foam industry with more than 10,000 employees at 139 locations around the world.

A focus on sustainable business activities

Greiner has always actively engaged with its responsibility as a plastics processor and seeks to ensure that an intact ecological, social, and economic system remains in place for future generations. “The fact that sustainable business activities are important to us is evidenced by our group-wide Plastics for Life sustainability strategy. This makes responsible business activities an intrinsic component of our corporate strategy and represents a voluntary contribution to sustainable development that goes beyond legal requirements,” says Axel Kühner, CEO of Greiner AG.

As part of its anniversary celebrations, Greiner came up with a very special present for its employees – one that has a big impact! Together with children’s and youth initiative Plant-for-the-Planet, the company is planting 10,800 trees on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. In doing so, it is helping to reforest a woodland area that has been degraded and cleared of trees. The new, healthy forest will store CO2, supply raw materials over the long term, and create jobs.

Every tree counts

Plant-for-the-Planet is pursuing the ambitious goal of working with partners and supporters around the world to plant one trillion new trees and thereby absorb around a quarter of today’s man-made CO2 emissions. To coincide with the tree planting campaign, Axel Kühner, CEO of Greiner AG, and Hannes Moser, CFO of Greiner AG, planted a tree in the grounds of the new Greiner Campus to symbolize the company’s involvement on the Yucatán Peninsula. Scheduled for completion by spring 2019, the Greiner Campus is an extension of the company’s headquarters and will include a modern office complex and training center. “As a family business, Greiner places great importance on leaving behind an intact ecological system for future generations. We are pleased to support Plant-for-the-Planet and hope many more partners will join this model project,” says Moser.