Successful DOMO Sustainability Day at the BELANTIS theme park
Leipzig, September 26, 2015 - 500 employees and family members of the plastics manufacturer DOMO Chemicals participated in the first DOMO Sustainability Day at BELANTIS. Together with the environmental organisation “I Plant A Tree” (IPAT), they planted 250 trees directly on site. 150 pines and 100 larches now enjoy great conditions for sustainable growth on a 500 square-metre hill area in the north eastern part of the park.
Jan De Clerck, President of DOMO Chemicals, opened the tree planting operation: “By planting these 250 trees today in Central Germany, I am proud to be able to contribute to a sustainable and highly symbolic sign of environmental protection along with our partners IPAT and all DOMO colleagues”.
DOMO Chemicals has been supporting the IPAT tree-planting organisation in Halle since 2014. They share a common interest in improving the CO2-balance with trees, which are natural carbon dioxide absorbers and oxygen generators. Under this cooperation, the company donated 3,500 trees in August 2015 for the new project area in Kobschütz near Zwenkau. IPAT obtained this area from BELANTIS with a total size of 68ha and is planting a public forest with pines, larches and black alders.
“With this partnership, the idea of sustainability exists not only on paper but is really lived by the employees”, according to Michael Bahr, director of I Plant A Tree. Bahr also emphasised the important collaboration with DOMO Chemicals. Because the donations are not directly tied to the tree planting, operating costs can also be covered.
The DOMO Sustainability Day is a consistent step in the company’s sustainability strategy: As part of its annual objectives, at its German locations in Leuna, Premnitz, DOMO Chemicals is continuously working on reducing energy and material consumption and consequently its CO2-emissions. DOMO Chemicals is certified according to the international environmental management standard ISO 14001 and energy management standard ISO 50001. With its product Econamid, DOMO Chemicals is distributing a product range that is made entirely from recycled Nylon 6 and 6.6.
DOMO Chemicals contact:
Richard Ratter, phone: +49 (0) 34 61 43 2130
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About DOMO Chemicals:
DOMO Chemicals is a leading highly integrated Caprolactam/nylon 6 company serving a global and broad customer base with high quality products in the field of nylon intermediates (Phenol, Cyclohexanone, Caprolactam), nylon 6 polymers, engineering plastics, fertilizers, nylon 6 packaging film and distribution of petrochemical products. DOMO Chemicals, based in Leuna, Germany, achieved a turnover of 1 billion dollars in 2014 and employs 850 people in Germany, Italy, China and the USA. DOMO Chemicals is a privately owned company and part of Domo Investment Group.
About I Plant A Tree:
I Plant A Tree (IPAT) is a non-profit GmbH dedicated to the reforestation of woodland. The community now includes more than 2,300 private users and more than 500 companies. The 177,000 trees planted so far have already absorbed more than 11,700 tonnes of CO2. DOMO has been supporting IPAT as part of a three-year sponsorship contract since 2014.
BELANTIS is a theme park in the Leipziger Neuseenland, just off the A38 exit "Leipzig - Neue Harth". Adventures big and small are on offer at the eight lovingly designed themed worlds from the “Valley of the Pharaohs” to the “Prairie Indians". Formerly a lignite field, the 60+ attractions and interactive shows that are there today are spread out over 27 hectares of green parkland.