Mechthild Keinhörster-Schwartze: In 2012, we’ll be launching our international environmental management system and continuing to work on our major objective of making Group operations climate neutral by 2015. We’re also planning to achieve certification for our Munich location. We’ll complement these activities by organising a photo competition like the one we ran in Cologne in 2011; vocational trainees will be asked to photograph things that protect the environment at their location. We want this event to raise awareness of environmental issues among young people in particular.
Doris Hildebrand: Overall, we’re hoping that people at ERGO will not only become more aware of the issues, but also of their own responsibility for initiating change. We want people to be inspired by the example of their colleagues in the working parties. We’re always happy to provide support where needed and our colleagues can always contact us to discuss anything that comes up.
(Updated version of the interview from the Sustainability Report 2011.)