Environmental management is an issue that affects all of us and has won in recent years increasingly important. The society is aware that it needs to be sustainable to tackle climate change and to protect our environment. As an european logistics service provider we face the responsibility that our activities have an impact on the environment . Therefore, measures were determined in a comprehensive plan to minimize the negative impact of our own activities on the environment as low as possible and at the same time to send as a central function in the supply chain an important impetus to the further functions , in order to shape all processes along the supply chain sustainable.
The L.I.T. Group’s environmental goals are anchored in its quality and environmental management practices. One of our environmental goals is reducing CO2 emissions.
This environmental project involves the planting and cultivation of an orchard and was initiated as a means to sustainably improve the L.I.T. Group’sCO2 balance.
The L.I.T. Group’s orchard is located on a 1.4 hectare property in 26931 Elsfleth/Sandfeld. The planning and cultivation of the orchard is a cooperation with the Rudi Rotbein Club, the children’s and youth group of the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) Wesermarsch.
In late 2014, a Bioland nursery team planted the first 30 fruit trees. At that time, the trees were already between 8 and 10 years old and had reached a height of 4 to 5 meters.
In March 2015, a deadwood hedge was erected and two bee colonies were installed. In addition, children from the Rudi Rotbein Club hung nesting aids that they had crafted themselves.
In October 2015, the orchard was ready to celebrate its first apple festival. The first part of the celebration featured picking the first apple from the trees we had planted during the previous year. There are 13 different kinds of apples growing in the orchard (alongside other kinds of fruit) and the children were able to gather a wide range of apples with different colours, sizes and tastes. Apples were tasted, discussed and people talked shop – or simply enjoyed the day. With the help of NABU’s juice press, the children made fresh apple juice. The attendees enjoyed the fresh apple juice in a festive atmosphere.