We take responsibility
We cultivate a healthy workplace and protect our environment.
Bauverlag is committed to the sparing use of natural resources, with the clear goal of being one of the first media companies to be carbon-neutral by 2025.
The company actively supports the community and believes in sustainable corporate management.
Technology as a key link between media, products, and advertising is part of Bauverlag’s DNA.
For us, digital sustainability means taking targeted approaches to how we shape our digital progress that will verifiably benefit our environment and our society.
The idea behind digitalization for greater sustainability at Bauverlag is to reduce the consumption of resources and energy in order to decrease our carbon footprint. Furthermore, better (digital) participation and stakeholder orientation play a crucial role.
The concept of digitalization and protection of the environment is therefore based on social justice on one hand and on ecological and economical responsibility on the other.
Sustainability is a top priority for Bauverlag even when it comes to the employees’ daily coffee:
True Coffee is organic and fair trade.
In addition, for every kilogram of coffee that is consumed, one euro goes to projects helping needy children in the countries where True Coffee coffee beans are produced.
As the result of Bauverlag’s move to the new site in the summer of 2021, Bauverlag has now found a home in a building with a significantly better energy consumption performance (KfW standard 55).
A home for the common swift
Since common swifts suffer from a housing shortage, so-called compensation nesting boxes for common swifts were installed during the construction of the facades of our publishing building.
In May 2022, at least five pairs of common swifts have now been sighted that have found these compensatory nest boxes.
We hope for plenty of offspring.
Bauverlag currently distributes the majority of its publications in the form of magazines printed on paper.
The percentage of electronic copies will gradually be increased by means of e-paper, so the total quantity of paper consumed as a raw material will be scaled back. In the first stage up to 25% non-paper, and then up to 50% by 2024.
Furthermore, the entire printing process will be converted to climate-neutral technology over the coming years, with carbon emissions compensated for by specific carbon offset projects.
Magazines with supplements that were previously wrapped in conventional plastic film have been placed on the market in film based on recycled plastic since early 2022.
Company vehicles & mobility
Bauverlag will change the entire fleet of company cars to vehicles without combustion engines by 2025. Most of this will involve electrically powered vehicles.
In 2023, the company will also consistently be supporting projects for Bauverlag employees to clearly reduce carbon emissions:
JobRad for leasing bikes and JobTicket.