Detmold, 19.07.2013. In Detmold, near the headquarter of Weidmüller, a new residential project of the "Lebenshilfe" association is built, providing a home to 24 people with intellectual disabilities and a daycare structure for people with disabilities. As part of the international annual management meeting of Weidmüller, 150 managers of the electrotechnology manufacturer this Thursday helped to landscape almost 4,000 square meters of land. Over 900 plants were planted and 200 square metres of turf were laid. “From November the new Sauerländer building will become the home of 12 people with autistic behaviour and 12 people with severe intellectual disabilities,” explains Bernd Conrad, CEO of Lebenshilfe Detmold e.V. Architect Christian Merwitz adds: “The entire construction project is geared towards the specific needs of its users. This includes a large, spacious garden.” Manuela Fink, chairman of the residents committee, is looking forward to the beautiful, light-filled rooms of the new home.
Weidmüller convenes its managers from around the world to Detmold once a year to discuss its strategic direction and annual planning. On Thursday and Friday the third international annual management meeting took place, at which around 150 international leaders exchanged ideas. The team event this year was entirely devoted to sustainability. “Sustainable business and personal connection are very important to us, which is why every management meeting includes a team event as well as planning. The planting initiative allowed us to achieve a long-term result while at the same time support a good cause in the region - the best connection for us,” says CEO Dr. Peter Köhler.
The innitiative was also planned and prepared in the spirit of teamwork: the plants for the innitative were donated by Weidmüller, organization was by Merwitz architects, instruction and guidance was provided by landscape gardeners “Der Garten” and Bau Union Lippe.
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