Heating and ventilation expert WOLF becomes a Partner of the One Ocean Foundation

Committed to sustainability

With state-of-the-art heating and ventilation technologies, WOLF GmbH sets global standards in the field of energy efficiency and climate friendliness. The Mainburg-based company is determined to engage in sustainability commitments beyond its operations by putting focus on protecting the world’s oceans. On the occasion of the beginning of the UN Ocean Decade, WOLF GmbH joins partners Rolex, Audi, Allianz and Intesa Sanpaolo in supporting the One Ocean Foundation – a non-profit organization committed to ocean protection – in its mission to preserve the marine environment by accelerating solutions to ocean issues.

“More than 20 percent of the energy consumed in Europe can be traced back to the heating and cooling of private households,” commented Dr. Thomas Kneip, Chairman of the Management Board of WOLF GmbH. Huge amounts of energy and CO2 can be saved by using groundbreaking heat pumps, climate-friendly condensation boiler technology, solar thermal energy and efficient room ventilation systems with heat recovery. Reductions in CO2emissions are not only important to reduce global warming, but also to slow down ocean acidification, a major ocean issue leading to the decline of biodiversity and ecosystem productivity.

Joint commitment with numerous energetic partners

“Our efforts to enhance sustainability cover more than our innovative products and internal improvement projects. As a company active all over the world, we realize our responsibility to get involved in global projects that protect the climate and environment and conserve resources,” Dr. Thomas Kneip added. “We believe ocean conservation is a cause worth supporting – after all, we live on a blue planet with the oceans covering around 71 percent. Many people do not know how much the oceans influence our climate and how much they contribute to producing the oxygen we breathe. With the help of the Foundation, we want to draw attention to ocean issues and work to protect this life-supporting system. The One Ocean Foundation gives us an opportunity to roll up our sleeves together with many energetic partners and make an effective contribution through jointly developed initiatives.”

From research and educational projects to practical initiatives

The One Ocean Foundation, an Italian-based organization, has initiated and developed 146 projects and activities directed by its Scientific Committee of renowned marine scientists and sustainability experts. Members include professors from Bocconi University and the Institute of Polar Sciences in Venice. The scope of their work ranges from efforts in the Blue Economy research, as the latest globally focused report “Business for Ocean Sustainability” to educational campaigns, directly involving universities and schools, and all the way to more hands-on activities such as local beach and river clean ups. The “Charta Smeralda”, an ethical code of conduct promoting principles and concrete actions to protect the oceans, will be signed by WOLF as a signal that the conversation on protecting the marine environment has just begun.

Jan Pachner, General Secretary at the One Ocean Foundation emphasized: “The partnership with WOLF GmbH strengthens our international network of companies that are actively committed and engaged in the development and implementation of environmentally friendly solutions. Our goal is to raise awareness on the importance of the oceans accelerating solutions, technologies and innovations, considering the important role of companies in every industry to foster a sustainable transformation. We are extremely happy to continue our journey with WOLF GmbH on board.”

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