July 4, 2016

BLOG: SVZ Breda supports local bee awareness program

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SVZ is cooperating with the local beekeepers association, Bredaas Bijen Collectief, in a program to promote awareness of the importance of bees to our society. As a leading company in the supply of fruit and vegetable ingredients for the global food industry, SVZ’s business activities are largely dependent on nature. Bees play a key role in maintaining our food supply. In fact, much of the raw materials SVZ processes, can only exist as a result of pollination by bees.

The awareness program that SVZ and Bredaas Bijen Collectief have initiated together, focuses on education. SVZ wants to educate employees and visitors to our office about bees and their important role in our society, but we also want to create awareness on the difficulties bees face and give examples of what each individual could do to improve the habitat of bees.

There are training sessions for SVZ employees and soon also visitors to our local office will learn more about bees. In addition, with the support of SVZ, Bredaas Bijen Collectief, as part of the program, is able to develop educational material that is used during workshops on schools or in informative sessions in the Breda area.

In our fruit and vegetable growing areas, SVZ organizes regular trainings for farmers regarding sustainable farming. The Bee Awareness Program in Breda has been designed to involve and stimulate urban and rural residents to participate in improving the habitat of bees around our homes and office. The initiative fits our commitment to contribute to a sustainable future.

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