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DS Smith to launch 100 biodiversity projects across Europe and North America including site-led initiatives from its Aschaffenburg Mill in Germany

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DS Smith to launch 100 biodiversity projects across Europe and North America including site-led initiatives from its Aschaffenburg Mill in Germany

September 08, 2021 - 07:34
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LONDON, Sept. 8, 2021 (Press Release) -Protecting and enhancing the environments in which we operate is one of the major goals in our Now and Next Sustainability Strategy. By 2025 we will launch 100 biodiversity projects across Europe and North America, including a growing number of site-led initiatives from our Aschaffenburg Mill in Germany.

Supported by the DS Smith Charitable Foundation, the Aschaffenburg Mill has recently joined forces with the 'Aschaffenburg hums!' group – a collaboration between the City of Aschaffenburg, the Beekeeping Association Damm and the State Association for the Protection of Birds (LBV) – to create a buzz.  The first collaborative project sees the creation of two bee cases that have been handed over to the Aschaffenburg hums. These are readily available for school children of all ages, offering a unique educational opportunity.

Adding to our biodiversity initiatives

The cases will provide a fascinating insight into the world of both honey and wild bees, and the role they play in ensuring ecological balance. At the handover of the cases, the Aschaffenburg Hums received a tour of the site, including our insect hotels, bird nesting boxes and a special area created for lizards.

We have been particularly active in spearheading initiatives to support one of the country's greenest regions and, I am extremely proud of this project. Our collaboration with the Aschaffenburg Hums is not only educational but will benefit the environment and will be enjoyed and experienced by hundreds of school children.

— Ulrich Albert, Managing Director at Aschaffenburg Mill