Royal Van Zanten helps nature during World Earth Day

22 Apr 2024

Today on World Earth Day, employees of Van Zanten Breeding are building various insect hotels and making “explosive” seed bombs. In addition, employees will be given flower seeds to take home in order to improve biodiversity in their own environment.

Together, employees get to work creating seed bombs and building insect hotels. These hotels are not only for wild bees, but also butterflies, lacewings and ladybugs, for example, like to crawl in them to take shelter or reproduce.

The seed bombs are an interesting mixture of soil, large and small seeds and water. Placing them in the garden or throwing them around like a real “nature bomb” creates a diversity of flowers.

This action is one of the ways in which Van Zanten Breeding fulfills its sustainability program. Working together with and for nature promotes a healthy environment, but also creates a connection among colleagues.

Van Zanten Breeding’s sustainability program was formulated by employees of the company. In order to continue to pass on their passion, employees take responsibility themselves and turn it into action. The program is based on the vision of employees: We care, so we act. Improving the carbon footprint and damage to nature and the environment is one of the pillars.

“This idea came from the working group and could immediately count on a lot of enthusiasm from more colleagues,” says Bert Koeze, Sales Manager at Van Zanten Breeding and a member of the sustainability working group. “In addition to larger projects such as renewable energy and reducing crop protection, we also find actions like this enormously valuable.”

At Royal Van Zanten, people’s passion is important and part of the company’s purpose: Passing on passion. This is also the main motivator for the sustainability program, in order to continue to pass on, we need to take care of each other and the planet. Royal Van Zanten is constantly looking for opportunities to further improve in this regard.

For more information about Royal Van Zanten’s sustainability program: Sustainability – Royal Van Zanten

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