Salomon's Metalen is an inspiring example of a consistent striving to do sustainable business at a sustainable business park. And we are proud of it!
The lawn around our company has changed dramatically in recent weeks. It still seems a bit bare, the grass has been removed and a shallow ditch has been dug. But this isn't just any ditch, it's a so-called wadi. Wadis are an excellent means of improving the urban water system. In a wadi system, water from roofs and roads does not flow into the sewerage system, but through above-ground gutters and/or ditches into the wadi. In addition, the grass has been replaced by more flowery planting.
The insect hotel in the middle of the garden is a real eye-catcher but also very important for the reproduction and hibernation of many wild bees. Bees and other insects love warm, dry cavities. They lay their eggs in small holes in wood, reed or clay. By sowing in the garden with a naturally flowery grass seed mixture, it also contributes to biodiversity. This creates an attractive environment for numerous plants and insects.
We produce solar energy! There are no less than 836 solar panels on the roof of the building. This installation currently generates enough green electricity for 116 households.
Recently Salomon's Metalen was shown on RTL Z. Watch the video. We'd like to take you into our story of our sustainability.