An intact, clean environment, and the smallest possible use of energy today represent the most fundamental expressions of quality of life and an intelligent philosophy of business and life.
This recognition lies at the heart of the way we work, and is the foundation of our business. This also includes dealing responsibly in a sensible long-term way with the earth's ecosystem, its resources and natural cycles.
Interstuhl has recognised the significance of this subject for a long time now, and makes every effort to integrate and consolidate sustainable thinking into the company.
Environmental awareness is firmly embedded in company philosophy. We ensure that all our products and production methods are environmentally sound.
We are a family business
The aim of our economic activity is to secure the company for generations to come and for our employees. The focus of activity is an organic growth, especially in our export markets. We do not consider the economic dimension as something detached from sustainable development.
As a third-generation family business, we see it as our special responsibility to leave behind an intact economic, ecological and social environment for our children and grandchildren.
We are and will remain an owner-run family business, with our headquarters in Tieringen. Looking to the future, we will continue to offer people secure employment, and opportunities for individual development.
Interstuhl has been striving to reduce its emissions for many years. The construction of photovoltaic systems, the use of district heating from a local biogas plant as well as the use of spring water have allowed the company to continually lower its overall emissions.
As a result, Interstuhl was certified as a climate-neutral company by TÜV Rheinland in the reporting year 2021 for the first time. During the calculation period, the company offset 3,166 t of CO2 equivalent (a more conservative value, calculated by us according to EMAS). The calculations took into account the emissions from scopes 1 and 2 in the application areas of the three main brands Interstuhl, Bimos and Backforce of the Interstuhl Group.
FOREST PROTECTION, ZAMBIA
Aim: Creating a green belt for the protection of species and the climate
WELL REPAIRS, SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Aim: Clean water and improved living conditions
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Project type: Access to clean drinking water
Project standard: Gold Standard
Project start: May 2012
COMBINED WIND ENERGY PROJECT, NAMIBIA
Aim: Use of wind resources to generate clean energy
Location: Karas region, Namibia
Project type: Renewable energies (wind)
Project standard: Verified Carbon Standard
Project start: September 2017
NATIONAL FOREST PROTECTION, OBERAMMERGAU
The Bergwaldprojekt organisation is dedicated to the charitable purpose of preserving, maintaining and protecting forests and cultural landscapes. The organisation promotes the protection, preservation and management of forests through number of different projects. Supported by volunteers, Bergwaldprojekt is mainly working towards the rewetting of moorlands, reforestation or maintaining landscapes and biotopes.
Good for people. Good for the Großer Heuberg region.
Interstuhl is a company with strong local roots, and responsibility in and for the region has always been an integral part of Interstuhl's thinking. We benefit from local people who work for us, so people of every generation and every group of the population should likewise benefit from the social facilities and ventures provided by Interstuhl. The focus of our current commitment is on projects to do with training, sport, work and social events - whether it's high points such as the "Interstuhl Cup", or providing the primary school with office materials.
It is important, especially in sparsely populated areas, to build long-term relationships between qualified employees and the company. In the past, many young couples working at Interstuhl found that there was often a conflict between the desire to work and a desire to have children. On the initiative of Interstuhl, the local kindergarten was extended to become an all-day pre-school nursery (from two and a half years old), with annual financial support. Further measures support the nursery in practical ways, for instance the midday meal for the children is cooked in the Interstuhl kitchens. So now Interstuhl employees can have their children looked after in the nursery. A win-win situation for everyone concerned.
Lebenshilfe ZAW Workshops for the Disabled
The Zollernalb Workshops for the Disabled (ZAW) (Bisingen and Lautlingen) have become one of our fixed supplier bases. We have been developing our collaboration continuously since 1999. The scope and depth of the range of production have risen steadily over this time. The Lebenshilfe Workshops are able to react quickly and flexibly to changing demands. This long-standing collaboration is characterised by its high quality and its smooth-running operation. The employees' great reliability and commitment reconfirm on a daily basis that the decision to implement this collaboration was the right one - and an important one. Both the Lebenshilfe Workshops with their employees and we benefit from this partnership.