Sustainability

We can – and should – care more for our planet.

To quote a certain much loved frog, “it’s not easy being green” – and as a company with international clients, we have certainly burnt our fair share of fossil fuels! 🙁 However, we try to offset our impact. Starting with choosing Berlin for our headquarters, in part because Berlin is a super friendly bicycle city, here are some of the ways we aim to run a sustainable business:

Decreasing our carbon footprint

As a company with international clients, long distance travel is inevitable for us so far. However, we take long distance train journeys in Europe when possible and when flying we offset the CO2.

Giving back to nature

Giving back to nature In 2017 we bought 36 tonnes of carbon credits with, and continue to support MoorFutures which rewetts moors in Germany thus sustaining important carbon sinks. We also make monthly contributions to Atmosfair which invests in global projects that offset CO2. One local, one global!

Using green energy

We are using green energy for our office. Stromio GmbH is our provider and its energy is derived from solar and wind sources.

Green-ish office building?

The building was built in 1928-29 according to plans by Hans-Heinrich Müller in reference to Schinkel brick buildings on behalf of Bewag which keeps our office warm in winter and cold in summer. Characteristic of the house are the towering long narrow windows that break through the arched building cornice with oriental pointed arches, creating a structured wreath on the simple facade surface which bringing lots of natural light during working hours.

Main office location

Our main office, which is located at the junction of Osloer Str 17 / Prinzenallee, is easy to get to without a car. Trams and buses stop in front of the building and nearby S- and U-Bahn stations guarantee good connections to almost every part of Berlin. Thus we almost always arrive at work by public transport, by bike or by foot.

Pfandsystem

This came into force in 2003 in Germany and regulate the sale and return of plastic and glass bottles, as well as aluminium cans. But our main motto is “Buy less plastic!

One hour per week

Inspired by Greta Thunberg (our hero!) and her school strike for climate, every employee at TESOBE is encouraged to spend “one hour per week” (paid time) doing something for the climate. Imagine if every company in the world did that. 🙂

Help us

We are currently working on ideas to improve our strategy and on how become a more environmentally friendly company. The aim of sustainable development is to balance our economic, environmental and social needs, allowing prosperity for now and future generations.

For any ideas please write us here.

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