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Climate Protection Award Winner 2011

The joy continues to grow: SONNENTOR shines at the Austrian Climate Protection Awards and is the winner of the "Agriculture and Trade" category!

At the festive gala event on November 21st, 2011, in Siemens City, SONNENTOR was awarded the Austrian Climate Protection Award 2011 of the Ministry of Life and the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting). The prize, a colourful bronze statuette in the form of a flower made by the Styrian artist Thomas Stimm, was presented to the overjoyed SONNENTOR team by Environment Minister Niki Berlakovich, ORF General Director Alexander Wrabetz and celebrity chef Sarah Wiener.

Company founder, Johannes Gutmann, is delighted. "Climate protection has always been important to us at SONNENTOR right from the beginning and is firmly anchored in the company's philosophy, which is why we are even more thrilled that we have received this extraordinary award. It is all about conscious actions and conduct. We want to be able to look into the eyes of the next generation with a clear conscience and be respectful of each other and our environment. "

Where joy and compassion for our environment grows!

SONNENTOR’s business philosophy makes a significant contribution to maintaining small-scale farming structures. Eco-efficiency and eco-effectiveness in the production of organic products and in the provision of trade services have priority in daily life at SONNENTOR. Whether purchases from local production or from overseas projects, all are proven to originate from fair cultivation with high environmental standards. Machinery used in production processes at SONNENTOR does not generate any direct emissions and products are packaged in biodegradable films. (Last year, more than 1.3 million meters of biodegradable cellulose packaging film was used.) The zero-energy office and conference building, "Geist und Genussreich”, and the new warehouse, "Kreuz & Quer", provide space for 2 x 15 kWh photovoltaic plants, which prevent the emission of 20 tons of CO2 each year. Since mid-August 2011, there is also an electric power station available, where electric vehicles can be charged for free. It gets even better: the next sustainable step is the purchase of two electric cars, which are expected at the beginning of 2012.

At this point we would like to say THANK YOU very much to all who voted for us. You're the best! :)

Your SONNENTOR team!