13 Organic produce and quality are our passion This principle that guides the Österreichische Berg kräu ter genossen schaft a collective of mountain herb grow ers in Austria could also describe the cooperation with Lebensbaum Ulrich Walter is a pioneer of the organic movement The quality of his products is a true passion for him Lebensbaum was the collective s first international cus tomer More than 25 years ago the first full truck trailer was sent to Diepholz laden with peppermint and lemon balm Sustainability also means supplier loyalty and operat ing on an equal footing We are very pleased and also a bit proud that the cooperation with Lebensbaum has lasted all of this time and is borne out every year anew As a supplier we recognise Lebensbaum s sustainable approach to business time and again through the duties and responsibilities placed on us what working meth ods do we use to grow our organic herbs What drying facilities are used What kind of energy powers these How do we safeguard soil fertility Are social require ments met And so on and so forth Sustainability becomes an experience with Lebens baum which is a pioneer in the industry with its Sus tainability Report I am already looking forward to the new report and to reading about the further steps the company is taking with respect to sustainability Lebensbaum is virtually in a class of its own as regards sustainability We have seen this first hand at Alnatura for more than 30 years through our long standing coop eration and partnership The fourth Sustainability Report raises high expecta tions how will it present the manifold ecological eco nomic and social aspects which are essential to how Lebensbaum implements sustainability I look forward to finding out even more about Lebens baum s active approach to corporate social responsi bility in the new report Karl Dirnberger Managing Director of Österreichische Berg kräutergenossenschaft eGen Prof Götz E Rehn Managing Director of Alnatura Produktions und Handels GmbH

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