Bad Soden, Germany,

#Einheitsbuddeln: Messer planted over 100 trees

Messer, the largest family-run industrial gases specialist worldwide, planted more than 100 trees at its two German administrative locations in Bad Soden and Krefeld and took part in nationwide “Einheitsbuddeln” – a tree-planting campaign for the Day of German Unity. "Our motto is: we plant trees. So that the world does not run out of air", explains Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of the Messer Group GmbH. In collaboration with the city of Bad Soden, he planted five street trees at the Neuer Kurpark (new spa gardens) – three oriental spruce, one ash and one medlar. In Krefeld, the family-run company planted a tree in Krefeld's Erlebniswald (adventure forest) for each of its employees. 100 new oaks were planted by Messer employees in cooperation with the city of Krefeld. Thus, the family-run company sets another sign for environmental protection.

Messer has been involved in the neighbourhood of its sites for quite some time, including Krefeld's RhineCleanUp and its participation in the annual Earth Hour. "Our sustainable actions are based on responsibility for human, the environment and progress. We are committed to protecting our environment and the climate by constantly improving our processes and by focusing technologies that make our customers' production processes more efficient and resource-efficient, "emphasizes Stefan Messer.