150,000 trees have already been planted
Between members of the Viessmann family, their families, friends and Viessmann business partners, over 5,000 people across three dozen countries already took part in #ViMove for Climate in the summer of 2020. The winter sports athletes who are sponsored by Viessmann were also enthusiastic, with ski jumper Richard Freitag contributing 1,279 kilometers cumulatively alongside the other Viessmann athletes.
In total, participants cycled, jogged, walked and hiked exactly 296,751 kilometers. For each kilometer jogged or for every three kilometers biked, we donated a young tree, and after a short time, we had already surpassed our original goal of 50,000 trees. In the second round of #ViMove for Climate, another 85,000 trees were added, bringing up the total to 150,000 by the end. Co-CEO Max Viessmann also joined in by cycling: “I am incredibly proud of the accomplishments of our family members, and our partners, and I am already looking forward to the next round of #ViMove for Climate”.
We are building on the great success by continuing #ViMove for Climate. Anyone can take part, whether they are a member of the Viessmann family or not. And with around 20 types of exercise, everyone is sure to find a way to participate. “It is a really great project,” says CSO Thomas Heim. “It’s fun and we all benefit, including the climate.” Norwegian start-up CHOOOSE is supporting us in coordinating the reforestation projects. The first trees have been planted in Uganda, Kenya and Cambodia, as well as in China, Russia, Germany and the U.K.