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Business statement for crisis management and a sustainable future: making our economy more resilient with a climate stimulus programme

To mark the start of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue at the end of April , Foundation 2° issued an appeal to the German federal government for a climate stimulus programme, with environmental services provider Interseroh also contributing to these efforts. In total, 68 major companies from all sectors are calling on politicians to combine measures aimed at tackling the consequences of the coronavirus crisis with ambitious climate policies.

With coronavirus currently dominating the agenda, the climate debate is currently taking a back seat. But climate change remains a fact and it is now more important than ever before for businesses to act in a sustainable manner. The corporate members of Foundation 2° – including Interseroh – are now calling on Germany’s federal government to build on what has already been achieved and to continue consistently drafting and implementing climate policies. Together they are advocating an ambitious climate programme that will form the core element of an economic and industrial policy aimed at establishing crisis resilience. By doing this, the companies are also sending an important message to the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, urging all participating states to draft an ambitious Green Deal and set out ambitious climate targets in accordance with the Paris Climate Agreement.

Interseroh is playing its part by providing numerous services for enhanced climate protection and by putting the circular economy into practice. The use of recycled plastics actively contributes to this and saves up to 60 percent in greenhouse gases compared to using plastics made from crude oil. “Environmental and climate protection measures must become and remain part of business models to prevent the grave repercussions of the climate crisis,” commented Markus Müller-Drexel, Managing Director of INTERSEROH Dienstleistungs GmbH. “After all, the climate crisis has by no means been resolved. We need politicians to act and bring the tremendous relevance of sustainability to the fore once again. We need to conserve and reuse valuable resources and avoid greenhouse gases for all of our lives and those of future generations.”

“The medium and long-term economic measures introduced as a response to the coronavirus crisis should form part of a climate stimulus programme oriented towards our shared goal of creating a resilient economy and society that uses a high degree of innovation and competitive strength to achieve climate neutrality,” said Sabine Nallinger, Managing Director of Foundation 2°.

The participating companies are renowned representatives from all sectors of the economy. Together, they employ almost one million people in Germany and more than three million people worldwide, representing around one billion euros in global revenue. This makes this the largest and most comprehensive business statement for ambitious climate protection ever issued in Germany.

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Next to ALBA, Interseroh is one brand under the umbrella of the ALBA Group. The ALBA Group is one of the leading recycling and environmental services companies as well as raw material providers worldwide and operates within Germany, Europa and Asia. In 2019 its divisions generated an annual turnover of approx. 2.0 billion Euros and employed a staff of about 8,800 employees. In 2019 alone ALBA Group saved almost 4.2 million tonnes of greenhouse gases compared to primary production and at the same time about 32.3 million tonnes of primary raw materials through its recycling activities.








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