vhf’s support benefits the Black Forest locally and the climate globally. Ria Brandenberger, vhf board member, sums up the motivation for the donation as follows: “It is important to us that we as a company are committed to regional climate protection”.
Healthy forests make a significant contribution to an optimal climate – especially in Germany, where forests account for around one third of the country’s total area. In addition to drinking water protection, flood and soil erosion protection, vital near-natural forests make an important contribution to binding CO2 and therefore protecting the climate. One of the most important goals of the vhf-funded project in Forbach in the northern Black Forest is the planting of new trees. For more than 20 years, the mountain forest project has been working together with the community in the northern Black Forest (forest share over 90 %). In addition to forest management, the initiative is also engaged in landscape management and tries to prevent damage caused by wild animals. The organization is committed to the protection and maintenance of the forest and to promoting an understanding of the interrelationships in nature.
As a responsible global player, vhf has long been committed to active climate protection. All of the company’s buildings exclusively use green electricity from self-produced solar energy and hydroelectric power from the region.
The Black Forest near Forbach, in which the mountain forest project is involved.
The charitable work takes place in public forest and nature reserves.
One of the most important goals of the project supported by vhf is the planting of new trees.