Within this year's summer campaign of a German employees' association, a group of interested politicians visited ARTEBENE.
During the exchange on developments in industry and trade, especially the report given by Member of the European Parliament Elmar Brock was "first-hand" information. Dr. Rüdiger Kress explained ARTEBENE's position in Europe and stressed the importance of stable political environments.
With Member of the Landtag Werner Jostmeier, the deputy mayor and the other attendees discussed supraregional subjects such as digitalization, TTIP or inclusion as well as regional questions regarding training and further education or the industrial area's connection to the local glass fibre network.
After a brief look back, ARTEBENE has therefore decided to look ahead together with its retailers. During the Paperworld fair in Frankfurt, practical tips for product presentations were shown at a dedicated area. With our motto “Nice to see you”, those that we have been working together with in partnership for 30 years are put centre stage: Our retailers. During the sales meeting for the launch of our new Autumn/Christmas collection 2015, we celebrated the big birthday once again adequately in the style of the 80s - true to the motto “Back to the future”.
ARTEBENE was nominated as a National Champion of the European Business Award. "This award clearly belongs to our staff - their daily commitment for our trade partners enabling us to be alongside the best in Europe with enterprises such as Wiesenthal (AU), Katjes International (D) or Inapa (PT)", Beate and Dr. Rüdiger Kress stated. Harriet-Susanne Opitz (Creative director) and designer Karen Upmann accepted this award on behalf of ARTEBENE during a festive reception at the British Embassy in Berlin.
Several tons of paper - the risk of fire is always present. During a fire drill at the company's headquater ARTEBENE staff now showed a burning commitment to prevent things from going up in smoke.
Did you know that a fire extinguisher of 9 kg is emptied within 18 seconds? (rule of thumb: weight x 2 = use in seconds)
- Why don't we see crocodiles riding bycyles.... or
- If I had super powers, then I would....
written in their own individual and delightful way.With the design studio, the 9 to 11 year old pupils learned how to use modern picture editing, and finally within the ARTEBENE warehouse they could find out how a bow refines a card, and where the lift trucks "live".
For the third time ARTEBENE invited to run for the Pirates Camp of the German Children Cancer Foundation. Within the scope of the Lüdinghausen City Run, 18 runners completed runs of 5km and 10km, which despite the bad weather proved to be good fun for everyone, and all for a charitable purpose:
For every km completed, ARTEBENE donated 5 Euros to Priates Camp charity. A total of 600 Euros was raised through direct donations, which in the end was rounded up to a total of 1,000 Euros.
Due to the cooperation with the parcel service provider DPD ARTEBENE sets another example regarding environmental consciousness: a CO2- neutral shipment of all parcels.
With the so-called "Total Zero Principle" the CO2-emission should be reduced to a minimum by selective measures and unnecessary consumption should be avoided. As one of the first parcel service providers DPD is also shipping CO2 neutral globally by July 2012 - completely without extra costs for the customer. Thus, around 500.000 tons CO2 can be avoided per year.
For some years, ARTEBENE has supported the "Pirates Camp" of the German Children´s Cancer Foundation by participating in a charity run in Lüdinghausen. For every kilomenter completed, 5 Euros are donated. The ARTEBENE-running team started with more than 40 joggers this year. "You cannot run away from cancer, but you can run for it", Dr. Rüdiger Kress (owner of ARTEBENE) praised the engagement of employees and friends of the company. All runners "collected" 250 km and achieved, together with direct donations and donations in kind, 1.500 Euros in total for the good cause. A great result for which we again thank every participant!
In the context of a workshop the enterprises Papierunion and ARTEBENE exchanged information on innovative solutions and market requirements. Symbol of the joint day: a flight in the Paperunion balloon over the head office of ARTEBENE.
By the way: the inventors of hot air ballons - the brothers Montgolfier - together managed a paper mill and founded the first professional school for papermakers. While burning the paper, they noticed physical principals and in 1783, they raised the first balloons.
With the participation in the city run in Lüdinghausen ARTEBENE appealed for social engagement: for every kilometer completed, 5 Euros were donated to the German Children Cancer Foundation. ARTEBENE has been supporting the "Pirates Camp" for some years which is borne and financed by a group of parents of children suffering from cancer. The ARTEBENE team started with 25 participants completing distances of 5 and 10 kilometers. Fun was the main focus - with a lap time of 46 minutes at a 10 km distance ARTEBENE also finished in the front ladies rank. Even greater happiness arose when the result of the overall engagement was announced:
725 Euros were collected for the good cause: www.kinderkrebsstiftung.de.