The PORRians build for generations and shape the world we live in - with and for people. “We also understand this as committing to our environment. After all, sustainable action is a key part of the PORR corporate culture and our responsibility towards society. The bees need help and we at PORR are happy to lend a hand”, states PORR CEO Karl-Heinz Strauss.
A famous quote, attributed to Albert Einstein, states: "When the bee disappears from the earth, man has only four years to live." Bee populations are undergoing a dramatic decline in ever more parts of the world. There are numerous reasons for this, but the important roles bees play in our environment and economy is undisputed. After cows and pigs, bees are the third most important type of livestock.
This is why PORR provides sufficient space for beekeepers to tend to their colonies, for example on the compounds and roofs of our offices. On the roof of the corporate headquarters in Vienna alone there are nine beehives, each housing around 50,000 bees. Including all PORR branches, already 21.7 million bees are busy in 433 hives at 7 PORR countries. The Group supports young apiarists by purchasing hives and bee colonies.