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Our CSR activities in 2021

Our CSR activities in 2021

Despite the many challenges in the last year, we’d like to take a look back at all the great moments – where we were able to help other people or do something positive to protect the environment. We’re far from perfect, but we’re always striving to challenge our activities from a sustainability and social engagement perspective – in line with the SDGs (Sustainability Development Goals)...

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sand

Sand: An important resource is becoming scarce

If you think of resource conservation, sand probably doesn't immediately come to mind. But these small granules are needed in every industry - be it for the production of glass, computer chips or concrete. Despite the many deposits in seas, rivers and deserts, sand is slowly becoming scarce. In addition, extraction causes ecological and social problems. It is therefore clear that we need to find...

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The environmental effects of cryptocurrencies

The environmental effects of cryptocurrencies

Not only are enormous amounts of energy needed to produce and trade with cryptocurrencies. Bitcoins and the rest are also responsible for growing mountains of electronic waste. So we took a closer look at the environmental impact of cryptocurrencies. Here in Germany, we’ve not (yet) gone as far with Bitcoins as the Chinese have. In September this year, the Chinese government introduced comprehensive steps to...

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Social Day with Little Home e.V.

Social Day with Little Home e.V.

For one day only, our staff swapped their laptops and meetings for screws and saws. In the yard behind our office, our team built a Little Home for a homeless person. "Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life. While poverty persists,...

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Blockchain: opportunities and risks

Blockchain: opportunities and risks

No more banks, no big stakeholders – a revolution in the online world. What seems utopian today could fundamentally change our society, just like the internet did. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are based on blockchain technology. Although these are the most familiar applications of the technology, many more sectors could benefit from it in future too. Every type of possession, whether art, music, property contracts...

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The carbon tax as an important lever for climate-friendly solutions

The carbon tax as an important lever for climate-friendly solutions

Since January 2021, the new carbon tax is intended to encourage consumers and companies to save energy and to drive forward the energy transition. It makes products which are harmful to the environment more expensive – with the aim of promoting the development of low-emission alternatives. But the carbon levy is not uncontroversial. Germany is currently failing to meet its own and internationally specified climate policy...

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Recycling Lithium-Ion Batteries

Recycling Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are real all-rounders used in a wide variety of products such as notebooks, smartphones and electric cars. In our blog article entitled Lithium Ion Batteries in Focus, we took a closer look at the technology involved. But what happens to them at the end of their use phase? Does future recycling entail problems for the environment, or can it spawn a new, strong business...

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Bee Sponsorship

Bee Sponsorship

Bees are hugely important for our environment. They pollinate nearly all wild and agricultural plants and ensure incredible diversity in our ecosystem. But for many years now, the number of bees dying has been increasing dramatically. With our sponsorship, we hope to help protect honeybees and promote their welfare. Bees are irreplaceable Albert Einstein already warned us in 1949: “If bees disappear from the earth...

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Dubai

Dubai – From oil wealth to the world’s smallest CO2 footprint?

With the discovery of its oil reserves, the former fishing village of Dubai transformed into a metropolis of superlatives. Bigger, better, faster - that's the reigning motto. This desert city's new goal is to achieve the world's smallest carbon footprint. But are Dubai and environmental protection really compatible? In 2018, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was one of the countries with the world's highest CO2...

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Securely erase SSDs and flash memory

Securely erase SSDs and flash memory

It is impossible to imagine today's companies without Solid State Drives (SSDs). However, data saved on them cannot be destroyed as easily as it can on normal hard disks. What needs to be considered when erasing SSDs and who can help you? The first SSDs were already developed in the 1970s and 1980s. At that time, however, they were so expensive that they could only...

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