Category: Environment, Philanthropy
Holz Friseure GmbH
Berliner Straße 1
Alzey 55232 Germany
Dear Kevin.Murphy Team,
It is with much joy and hope that we, the Holz family of Holz Friseure in Alzey, take part in the Icon Award.
We are a family run traditional business in beautiful little Alzey in Germany, surrounded by vines, good food and of course beautifully groomed hair.
My husband Sebastian Holz and I,Melanie Holz – the fourth generation of Holz Friseure, together with my parents-in-law Edelgard and Karlheinz Holz, continue tradition and modernity. Through us there was a lot of fresh wind in the hairdressing salon. Among other things, sustainability and environmental protection is close to our hearts, not only in the salon, but also in our private lives.
Full of pride and enthusiasm we care for the hair of our customers and sell all Kevin.Murphy care products and styling products in our salon. The commitment of the brand Kevin Murphy and the implementation for sustainability and protection of the environment, inspires customers and hairdresser:in.
Since March 2021, we have been a part of Cut Climate Change.
Cut Climate Change offers us as a hair salon, the simple possibility to work climate neutral by offsetting our CO2 emissions.
Cut Climate Change is the section of the German Society for Climate Neutral Crafts (DGKH), which was founded especially for hairdressers.
The hairdressing industry is the craft sector with the highest customer contact. Offering climate neutral services in this sector has an immense impact on climate neutral living and dealing with climate change.
Cut Climate Change calculates our CO2-emission by the travel of us and our employees, electricity consumption, gas consumption, water consumption and the internet load in the salon.
Cut Climate Change calculated the CO2 emission of our hairdressing salon in Alzey by providing precise information about our data.
This amounts to 26.08 tons per year, which is quite a lot!
It was high time to pull the ripcord, because we want to continue to offer our children and grandchildren, who are our future, a future on this earth.
By planting trees in Cut Climate Change's barbershop forest, we offset our CO2 emissions. With large areas of forest that breathe in CO2 like a green lung, we neutralize past emissions.
We are the first climate neutral hairdressing salon in Alzey and far surrounding area. Strictly speaking, we work climate positive.
The feeling is overwhelming!
Together with Cut Climate Change, we would like to establish the Holz Friseure forest in our area in the near future. Applications for reforestation are on the desks of surrounding forestry offices and negotiations are underway. Our goal is to reforest heavily deforested areas due to extreme heat or bark beetle damage.
We also try to protect the environment with small things in our daily hairdressing routine. For example, our receipt slips and EC card receipts are printed on ecologically degradable paper. We buy our stationery from local, neighborhood stores and avoid online commerce as much as possible.
The water jets at the sinks are water efficient, we pay close attention to waste separation and all light bulbs have long since been converted to LED. Likewise, the washing machines run in eco mode.
We also clean with chemical-free cleaning products whenever possible. To clean our mirrors, thanks to the window and wonder cleaning cloths of the brand ProWin, we do not need any cleaning agent at all.
We know that there is always room for improvement when it comes to sustainability. But I think that our contribution to sustainability is already very good. In any case, I am very proud of us, my family and our team.
I am very pleased with your response.
( I hope the translation was not so bad )
Melanie Holz & Sebastian Holz
Edelgard & Karlheinz Holz
Our efforts are for the future.
220.127.116.11 | 21/07/2021