“Koehler Cycles” Campaign: Sport, Health, and Doing Good

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Employees at the Koehler Group have raised an impressive EUR 10,000 in donations for the Förderver-ein für krebskranke Kinder e.V.—a Freiburg-based charity that works with children suffering from can-cer—through its “Koehler Cycles” campaign.  During the past year, 160 employees have covered a total of 121,667 kilometers (roughly 76,000 miles) cycling to work. The Koehler Group donates 5 cents per kilometer cycled, so this year more than EUR 6000 was donated in total. This amount was rounded up to EUR 10,000 by the Koehler Group board of management. Frank Lendowski, Finance and Administration Director at Koehler Group, had the pleasure of handing over the donation to Karl Bähr, member of the board of management at Förderverein für krebskranke Kinder e.V..

Another positive effect: More than EUR 18,250 in fuel costs and 14 tonnes of CO2 were saved in the “Koehler Cycles” campaign—that equates to an annual CO2 compensation of more than 1120 beech trees.