Heraeus Precious Metals Wins Sustainability Award of the City of Hanau

Hanau, 27th July 2022

Heraeus Precious Metals (HPM) receives the Sustainability Award of the City of Hanau for its project to protect biodiversity in the Kinzigauen wetlands.

The Sustainability Award of the City of Hanau was presented for the sixth time in this year. It honors valuable initiatives, creative ideas and projects in a total of four categories that contribute to the sustainable improvement of the world. In the Audience Award category, Heraeus Precious Metals, one of the world's leading suppliers of precious metal services and products based in Hanau, won first prize.

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The project launched by Heraeus Precious Metals serves to sustainably protect the Kinzigauen, a species-rich natural forest reserve located in the immediate vicinity of the Heraeus plant site. As part of the initiative, Heraeus Precious Metals employees will organize a day of action twice a year and collect waste in the Kinzigauen meadows. In addition, kits for bird nesting boxes made by Behindertenwerk Main-Kinzig, a local workshop for disabled people, will be assembled and placed in the Kinzig meadows at the end of the breeding season. In addition, the company is organizing a fundraising campaign and supporting schools in the area in conducting energy and climate education courses.

"We are delighted to have received this award. It motivates us to drive forward our extensive sustainability and corporate social responsibility commitment with even more vigor. Sustainability is at the heart of our corporate activities. Our declared goal is to be CO2 neutral by 2025," emphasized André Christl, CEO of Heraeus Precious Metals.

The official ceremony in Hanau's amphitheater was attended by employees of the city of Hanau and representatives of the environmental office, as well as Hanau's mayor Klaus Kaminsky, Silvia Fengler from the Hessian Ministry of the Environment and the head of Hanau's environmental center, Gabriele Scharr-von Römer.