H.C. Starck Tungsten installs e-charging stations for the workforce
Commitment to sustainable action – illustration competition for schoolchildren
The H.C. Starck Tungsten GmbH is currently installing 17 charging stations with a total of 34 charging points for electric vehicles in the Metallurgy Park Oker. Employees of all companies on-site will be able to recharge their e-mobiles there presumably from the beginning of April. The energy is completely renewably sourced, as the Metallurgy Park already switched to green electricity at the beginning of 2021.
In order to make the pillars at gates 1 and 2 and in parking lot 4 on the Sudmerberg easily accessible, extra-wide parking spaces will be created there. Overall, H.C. Starck invested around 200,000 euros in this infrastructure, with the Lower Saxony state authority for road construction and transport supporting the project with 75,000 euros.
“The topic of sustainability is very important to us,” says site manager Juliane Saupe. “In addition to the many initiatives in operations to reduce energy and raw material consumption, for example, the charging stations will now also give our workforce the opportunity to reduce their own CO2 footprint.”
Design competition with the city youth work
In addition to the pure function of the project, the company also wants to promote sustainable development in general. Therefore, an illustration competition is to be announced together with the city’s youth work service for the official inauguration. “The number of 17 pillars is perfectly in tune with the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals,” explains Juliane Saupe. “We are therefore looking for artistic interpretations of these goals. We will then decorate the charging stations with the best entries from the competition.”