EDEKA Minden-Hannover plants a tree for every new Azubi

March 16, 2023

EDEKA Minden-Hannover plants a tree for every new Azubi

Also this year, the EDEKA Minden-Hannover planting activity continues to EDEKA Azubi Forest. All newly started young workers are dedicated to a climate-stable tree planting. In total, in 2022, 1,191 young people have entered work in one of the 26 training professions or dual studies at EDEKA Minden-Hannover. In addition, a tree will be planted for each of the 136 registered Azubi teams in the U21 Talent Challenge. This results in 1,327 plantations for the Klosterwald Mühlenbach in Petershagen-Heimsen.

In collaboration with Markus Uhr and the German Forest Protection Community NRW, about 30 trainees from wholesale and retail trade, together with André Pointmayer (manager of personnel development), Robin Heidemann (Team Training Retail) and Andreas Rubbel (Manager of Personal Development Retail), planted the first tree plantations. As a small recognition and indication of the planted tree, the trainees will then receive a digital paten certificate. The other trees are planted gradually until spring. Already in advance, a fence was drawn around the appropriate place to protect the seedlings from wild. The further care of the trees will then be taken over by the revierforster in the future.

For EDEKA Minden-Hannover, regionality, sustainability and environmental protection are central concerns. “We are delighted to be able to make a sustainable contribution to the protection of the environment and to the compensation of CO2 emissions with our planting action for the EDEKA Azubi Forest. This is a central theme for EDEKA Minden-Hannover – as is the training of our young people,” says André Pointmayer. The Klosterwald Mühlenbach in Petershagen-Heimsen has suffered greatly due to the Borkenkäfer attack. An area that had to be eradicated because of this, EDEKA Minden-Hannover now wants to forest with climate-stable tree plantations, such as stems, bows and eagles.

Since 2021, EDEKA Minden-Hannover is planting a tree plant for every new trainee or dual student in the corporate association in the so-called EDEKA Azubi Forest. In this way, in 2021, an area eroded due to borknuts in the Minden-Lübbecker Wiehengebirge could be reforested with 1,550 climate-stable trees. More information can be found at