Around 40 enthusiastic employees set off to the forest in Gimel, near the Eysins office in the Swiss Canton Vaud, to plant 200 oak trees. They teamed up with a Swiss-based sustainability startup, and the regional foresters, who sourced the trees from a local cultivator.
On site, the Biosimilars colleagues were introduced to the local forest and the benefits of well-planned biodiversity for the environment and humanity.
“We are truly excited that Fresenius Kabi is engaging locally to make a positive impact on the environment and the local community. In line with our philosophy “caring for life”, this unique experience demonstrates our long-term commitment to society and future generations while enabling us to deepen our teamwork, trust and camaraderie”, said Christiane Kempers, Director Global Communications Biosimilars, and Vanessa Langer, Patent Paralegal, Culture & Business Coordinator, two of Fresenius Kabi’s lead organizers of this event.
Despite the cold conditions, the team spirit was high, and the 200 trees were planted across a selected and prepared zone. Admiring the hard work, the team finished up the afternoon with a short quiz testing the knowledge of what was learned about the forest and the environment.
“I am glad that I got the chance to participate in this amazing outdoor activity. I am so proud that I could make a difference not only in our day-to-day activity but also outside the office,” mentioned one participant.