Since last week our green heart is beating a little faster: we received a national award for our efforts regarding sustainable climate protection.
It was given as part of the klimaaktiv program, an initiative of the Austrian Ministry for Agriculture, Environment and Water Management, and it is meant to acknowledge firms who are committed to environmental standards and a sustainable reduction of their CO2 footprint.
Our colleagues Heinz Ebner and Roland Eichberger accepted the award from the hands of Federal Minister Andrä Ruprechter himself. Obviously Commend is setting a good example not just in terms of security communication but also where climate protection is concerned.
For instance, through our pool cars, which have been operating since last summer to get colleagues to work and back safely and in an environmentally friendly way. This is because the cars use environmentally safe natural gas. The two pool cars alone save around 24 individual car trips a day, which translates into roughly 147,000 km annually. That’s a whopping 24 tonnes (!) less of carbon dioxide being blown into the nice Salzburg air every year.
Commend develops and manufactures Security and Communication systems for protection of people, buildings and values. The Commend International GmbH was founded in 1971 and is one of the world’s largest providers of Intercom Systems. Currently 130 employees are stationed in the headquarters in Salzburg; in the international partner network 350 people are working together. Rescue forces, fire brigade, police and other security facilities rely on the dependability of this Salzburg Company as well as hospitals and nursing homes. Terminals, modules and stations from Commend for integration of speech, image and data can also be found in control rooms of the German automobile industry, in emergency call systems of subways, such as the London Underground, in many buildings for control of barriers and lifts and increase security on parking lots, parking garages. Commend products and solutions are long term investments, because they can be expanded and upgraded. www.commend.com