COR is involved in the Chamber of Industry and Commerce’s “gemeinsam klimaneutral 2030” initiative

Companies throughout the East Westphalia-Lippe region have joined forces with the objective of achieving climate neutrality by 2030. The initiator is the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.


With the goal of climate neutrality for as many regional companies as possible by 2030 the Bielefeld Chamber of Industry and Commerce (East Westphalia) and the Lippe/Detmold Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Lippe) have launched the “gemeinsam klimaneutral 2030” climate neutrality initiative. “We specifically wanted to create a vehicle for the very committed companies and ‘forward thinkers’ in our region, and to encourage other enterprises that are looking for a climate neutrality accelerator to get involved in the initiative,” explained Meier-Scheuven, President of the Bielefeld Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

Twenty-five companies in different sectors have signed up for the initiative to date. They include media group Bertelsmann and furniture manufacturer COR Sitzmöbel Helmut Lübke GmbH & Co. KG in the Gütersloh area. 

By signing a voluntary commitment declaration the companies undertake to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at their sites to a climate neutral level by 31 December 2030 at the latest. This involves improving their operational energy efficiency and establishing climate protection goals in their business strategy. Although there will be no external audits or certifications, the participating companies are required to submit climate assessment data to the CIC once a year.  
More than anything, the climate initiative serves as a platform for participants to share good practices en route to climate neutrality, according to CIC General Manager Sievers. “We want to show people what can be achieved and how to achieve it.”

The first signatories of the CIC’s “gemeinsam klimaneutral 2030” initiative include: 

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KG aA, Gütersloh
Boge Kompressoren Otto Boge GmbH & Co. KG, Bielefeld
COR Sitzmöbel Helmut Lübke GmbH & Co. KG, Rheda-Wiedenbrück
CP Tech GmbH, Büren
Dr. F.-W. Hillbrand - Vermietung, Löhne
EKT GmbH & Co. KG, Bad Salzuflen
FAA Facharztagentur GmbH & Co. KG, Bielefeld
HANNING ELEKTROWERKE GmbH & Co. KG, Oerlinghausen 
Häcker Küchen GmbH & Co. KG, Rödinghausen
Hebie GmbH & Co. KG, Bielefeld
HOMAG Kantentechnik GmbH, Lemgo
HUNTER International GmbH, Bielefeld
CIC Lippe/Detmold, Detmold
CIC East Westphalia/Bielefeld, Bielefeld
IP Adelt GmbH, Bielefeld
JAB Josef Anstoetz KG, Bielefeld
Ninkaplast GmbH, Bad Salzuflen
Oskar Lehmann GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg
POS Tuning Udo Voßhenrich GmbH & Co KG, Bad Salzuflen 
Rila Feinkost-Importe GmbH & Co. KG, Stemwede 
Steinbach AG, Detmold
Weber Data Service IT GmbH, Bielefeld
Wilhelm Schildmeyer GmbH, Bad Oeynhausen
Unirez GmbH, Detmold

The East Westphalian seating furniture manufacturer has continuously reduced its greenhouse gas emissions according to its recently published Sustainability Report 2022/2023. It has also improved its environmental footprint in many other respects.

Sponsored by the German Institute for Service Quality, the DUP UNTERNEHMER magazine and ntv, the award went to the East Westphalian seating furniture manufacturer for first place in the category of recycling with the CORever second-life programme.…