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In Practice

Turning talk into action.

It’s good to talk about sus­tain­ab­il­ity. But it’s usu­ally even bet­ter to take ac­tion. That's ex­actly what we do at KAEFER by sup­port­ing and or­gan­ising di­verse ini­ti­at­ives in the eco­nomic, so­cial, en­vir­on­men­tal and cul­tural fields.

KAEFER was foun­ded more than 100 years ago with the aim to re­duce the en­ergy waste in ships leav­ing from the port of Bre­men. This first guid­ing prin­ciple has in­flu­en­ced much of what we have ac­com­plished in the cen­tury since, put­ting sus­tain­ab­il­ity at the heart of everything we do.

Be­low, you will ex­per­i­ence how we put this mind­set into prac­tice. Fur­ther in­form­a­tion can also be found within KAEFER’s Sustainability Report as well as on the pages of the KAEFER FOUNDATION.


Julia Kasparek

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Projects & Initiatives

World Down's Syndrome Day results

Successful Word Down's Syndrome Day

For World Down's Syndrome Day on 21st March, KAEFER colleagues all over the UK & Ireland initiated many great activities to raise awareness and support people living with Down’s Syndrome. Here are a few highlights: Our HR colleagues decided to walk 210,000 steps as a team on the 21st March all wearing their charity socks, KAEFER operatives from Shell, St. Fergus completed their 21in21 day challenge and the team at the Fife NGL Plant joined the 'Lots of socks' campaign. 

Even though we cannot list all initiatives here, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to this successful event. 

Wind turbine at KAEFER

KAEFER of­fice in the UK runs with re­new­able en­ergy

In Septem­ber 2012, two wind-driven tur­bines were in­stalled at the Jar­row of­fice in the UK. The tur­bines are cap­able of pro­du­cing 15 kilo­watts each and stand out from other small-scale wind tur­bines due to their unique blade and hinge design, which al­lows them to reg­u­late their ro­ta­tional speed and there­fore max­im­ise their out­put.

They not only sup­ply suf­fi­cient en­ergy to power both the of­fice block and the pro­duc­tion work­shop, but also enough so there is some left over. This ex­cess elec­tri­city can be sold to the na­tional power grid in the UK.

KAEFER Running Team

Run­ning for the good cause

Every year, the KAEFER Run­ning Team suc­cess­fully par­ti­cip­ates in vari­ous fun­drais­ing runs in or­der to pro­mote team spirit, solid­ar­ity and show their sup­port for people in need. In 2019, money was raised for vari­ous char­it­able causes, from al­low­ing people liv­ing with a men­tal dis­ab­il­ity to ex­per­i­ence the joy of sport, a young Per­uvian ath­lete to pur­sue her goals, to ex­er­cise and sports fa­cil­it­ies, for people suf­fer­ing from can­cer and a wells pro­ject in Uganda. In 2020, the Venu­slauf even be­came a suc­cess­ful global event, sup­por­ted by the KAEFER FOUNDATION.

Charities of the year

Our charities of the year

We wanted all of our charitable efforts to be focused this year, to be able to come together as a team and make a real difference. That’s why, as KAEFER in the UK & Ireland, we have chosen Down's Syndrome Association for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Down's Syndrome Scotland and Down's Syndrome Ireland to be our charities of the year. Read more about it here: Justgiving

World Environment Day

World En­vir­on­ment Day

Since 1972 the World En­vir­on­ment Day has been held on 5 June. On this day, people of all ori­gins, be­liefs and ages on all con­tin­ents set a com­mon sig­nal for a re­source-sav­ing ap­proach to our planet. At KAEFER, we cel­eb­rate this day every year by ini­ti­at­ing dif­fer­ent activ­it­ies such as seed­ling plant­ing, aware­ness rais­ing cam­paigns or en­vir­on­mental quizzes.

Tree planting initiative

Tree Planting Initiative

Forests are so crucial to the future of our planet. Therefore, at KAEFER, we are delighted to support the tree planting initiative at Westlakes Science Park. The target is to plant two thousand and twenty one trees in 2021. Read more about it here: Link

World Mental Health Day

World Men­tal Health Day

World Men­tal Health Day takes place on 10 Oc­to­ber. In or­der to raise the aware­ness for this im­port­ant topic, KAEFER en­tit­ies world­wide par­ti­cip­ate with dif­fer­ent ini­ti­at­ives, e.g. col­leagues on dif­fer­ent site or­gan­ise ses­sions where they dis­cuss men­tal health in the work­place.