We all bear entrepreneurial responsibility. Every day. We know precisely where, when and for whom or what our responsibility lies: the quality of our products, our employees and farmers, nature and the region as well. This is why we monitor our raw materials and products with scrutiny far exceeding what’s prescribed by law. We practice food safety round the clock, not only in our heads, but with every action and in every corner of our milling companies.
Our “Flower patches” pilot project has got started in 2019. Some of our partner farmers have already created additional flower patches. In the coming year, it’ll be more than 200 hectares across Germany! These flower patches are being created in addition to the applicable legal requirements (catch crop greening). Our agricultural engineers have defined locally adapted conditions and corresponding seed together with specialist farmers so that these areas can be especially effective for animals and plants. For example, the flower patches have to be several meters wide and stand long after harvest time. Naturally, we cover the seed adapted to the respective region and the costs for tilling these areas.