D – Halfar is asserting itself for insects and together with the initiative Inspect Respect covered the roof of its company building in Bielefeld with plants on May 18, 2019. The Halfar CEO Armin Halfar, Dr. Hans-Dietrich Reckhaus – the initiator of Insect Respect and Executive Director of the biocide company Reckhaus – together with the employees of the bag manufacturers – jointly lent a hand in creating an insect-friendly biotope spanning approx. 450 m² in a massive plant campaign. The participants of the campaign planted grasses and bushes, created waterholes that invite the animals particularly after rainfall to drink and bathe and made areas out of clay, sand and deadwood that offer the insects nesting and hiding places.

Examining the new Insect Respect area at Halfar’s headquarters (f.t.l.): Biologist, Dr. Philipp Unterweger; Insect Respect initiator, Dr. Hans-Dietrich Reckhaus; Kathrin Stühmeyer-Halfar and Armin Halfar, both CEOs of Halfar System GmbH.

The employees of Halfar rolled their sleeves up for the plant campaign on May 18, 2019 and planted grasses and bushes and piled up layers of deadwood to offer insects the opportunity to find nourishment and hiding places.

The newly created area serves as a compensation area for the Insect Respect quality seal awarded by the Bielefeld initiative: The seal is awarded to insecticides for interior spaces and guarantees the users of the products a compensation for the loss of insects that occurs through their usage. The interference and compensation is worked out on the basis of a model developed by Insect Respect. “Our six-legged friends find food as well as hiding and hibernation options on our areas,” commented Reckhaus. Halfar added: “Our company’s claim ‘A competitive edge through sustainability’ is also to apply for the support of biodiversity.”


Photos: Reimar Ott

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