Tag der Biene

Happy World Bee Day 2021!

Today is World Bee Day and thus a good occasion to once again focus on the importance of insects for biodiversity. Besides the popular honey bees, it is above all the many species of wild bees and less popular insects that are important for the stability of our ecosystem and biodiversity.

And because it takes many and much to preserve this diversity for the future, our 2021 compensation project continues where we already started with our 2020 compensation project – on our company premises!

There, we are creating more compensation areas, nesting sites and breeding opportunities for birds and insects, and expanding our e-charging capacities for the continuous expansion of e-mobility. Now that’s a day to celebrate.

If you would like to find out more about compensation, biodiversity and other topics, please take a look at our other Halfar blog posts or visit our website.

Corona-Test bei Halfar

First Corona rapid test for employees at Halfar

The first Corona rapid test for employees took place at Halfar today. The procedure was supported by three employees of the BIEKRA ambulance company from Bielefeld, Germany, who set up a mobile stand in Halfar’s underground car park, where employees could come at their pre-arranged appointment. The aim is to detect asymptomatic persons at an early stage.

We are pleased that the offer was so well received and thank the staff for their participation and the smooth and quick organisation of the BIEKRA.

Bye bye, Rüdiger!

Today it was “goodbye” at Halfar! Because our loyal colleague Rüdiger said goodbye to go into his well-deserved retirement.

In his 48 years of professional life, he literally “kept the place running” as an operating technician at Halfar for almost eight years. Whether it was a gritting vehicle or a sewing machine – Rüdiger was always there. We thank him for the time we spent laughing, celebrating and achieving a lot.

To top it all off, we had his famous goulash again today, which he and his wife unceremoniously brought over in two old tractors.

We will miss Rüdiger and his crisp sayings and wish him all the best. And as the saying goes: You always see each other twice in life! 😉

Halfar has been awarded as “Sustainable company of the year”

On 12 January 2021, the PSI Sustainablity Awards were presented for the 6th time. Due to the current situation, it was unfortunately not possible to hold the traditional live event at the Kurhaus in Wiesbaden with all nominees. Therefore, the association organised a virtual award ceremony together with Cybergroup, who supported the ceremony.

In this way, the contributors to the PSI Award Gala, but especially Michael Freter and Steven Baumgärtner, ensured a great and exciting broadcast of the Gala Night live from Düsseldorf. Of around 100 entries, 85 companies were finally nominated in the new categories. And when it came to the award ceremony, we were more than surprised and overwhelmed.

We were already very pleased about the two prizes in the categories Social Excellence & Environmental Initiative. But we didn’t expect to win the overall “Sustainable Company of the year” award in Bielefeld! We are really very happy!

The jury’s assessment

In the category “Social Excellence” we were able to convince with our numerous measures in the social area. In addition to promoting our own employees, including family-friendliness within the company, Halfar also attaches great importance to the inclusion and integration of people with disabilities, for example.

In the category “Environmental Initiative” we were awarded for the environmental concept of our new logistics centre. On the one hand, the new building scores with its energy-saving building insulation and eco-gas heating. On the other hand, it offers a 1500 m² habitat for plants, birds and insects in the outdoor area. A win-win situation for man and nature.

The biggest success for us is the overall victory as “Sustainable Company of the year“. According to the jury, we “[…] convinced for the first time with certifications and audits in all three pillars of sustainability – economic, environmental and social. The comprehensive environmental concept for the new Halfar logistics centre stood out as particularly outstanding.

We also achieved 2nd place in the “Economic Excellence” category.

 

An eventful evening remains in the memory

We would like to thank all the participants of the PSI Award Gala for the great and exciting broadcast of the Gala Night! It was a pleasure for us.

We congratulate all the other winners and also all the nominees for their commitment and dedication to sustainability. We are on the right track and are all setting an example in the advertising industry. Let’s continue like this and beyond.

Here’s to a successful new year 2021, in which we can once again prove how important the topic of sustainability is.

Many, many thanks to you all!

Promotional Gift Award 2021 für den Organizer ModernClassic von HALFAR®

Promotional Gift Award 2021 goes to the organizer ModernClassic

We are delighted that after our successful win at the Promotional Gift Awards 2020, we were also able to win one of the much sought-after trophies for 2021!

We convinced the jury with our organizer ModernClassic. But what exactly impressed the jury? We will show you the most important arguments below.

Promotional Gift Award 2021 für den Organizer ModernClassic von HALFAR®

Sustainable, contemporary, functional – Organizer ModernClassic

The organizer ModernClassic is a promotional product that is completely tailored to the requirements of today: it is clear, innovative and functional, easy to finish and sustainable. With these characteristics, it represents an innovation, because it moves away from the familiar and combines carrying and organising in a new form. It combines different functions in an unagitated way and creates solutions for customers who are looking for useful, durable and sustainable promotional products that also have a good price/performance ratio.

Its straightforward shape makes it suitable for a very wide range of uses and target groups. Whether it’s a thick folder, laptop, thermo mug – there’s a place for everything, and even a securing device for the (car) belt is taken into account, thus creating the basis for the mobility and flexibility that is often necessary today.

The haptically appealing and raw material is also dirt-resistant and has protective properties. The organiser is durable and sustainably manufactured (amfori BSCI / recycled PET). Its haptically pleasant texture, its functionality and durability as well as the sustainable aspects create a high level of identification with the product and the message attached to it on the part of the user. This is because the organizer offers itself as an optimal framework for brands and their messages without unnecessarily playing itself into the foreground. Thanks to its straightforward design, it not only offers the necessary storage space, but can also be optimally customised for very different purposes and target groups with a decoration.

Generous equipmentApplication example for the organizer ModernClassic from HALFAR®

The straight-lined shopper impresses with its inner and outer qualities. Extensively equipped with

  • large main compartment,
  • flat slip pocket,
  • zipped pocket,
  • two fastening loops, e.g. for drinks bottle or thermo mug,
  • business card pocket,
  • three inside pockets,
  • three outside pockets,
  • adjustable carrying straps (can be worn as handles or shoulder strap),
  • fastening strap, e.g. for the car seat belt, making it ideal for mobile working in the office or even in the home office.

Summary

The organizer shows how sustainability can work in practice and on a broad scale. Because it brings economy (price/performance), ecology (recycled material, CO2-compensated transport) and social issues (audited production) into harmony.

Further nominations for Halfar at the PSI Sustainability Awards 2021

We are pleased about further nominations for the PSI Sustainability Awards 2021. In addition to the already announced nomination for the “Innovator of the year” award, we are now additionally nominated in the categories “Economic Excellence“, “Environmental Excellence“, “Social Excellence” and “Environmental Initiative“.

We are particularly pleased because the increasing number of participating companies shows that sustainable ideas, solutions and working methods have become a more fundamental factor in the promotional products industry.

Sustainability is taken seriously. Sustainability is lived and creates practical solutions and changes. To be nominated in such an environment is both an honour and an incentive for us at Halfar.

We are looking forward to the final presentation of the awards!

Halfar nominated for PSI Sustainability Awards 2021

HALFAR® is nominated “Innovator of the year”

We are nominated! In the category “Innovator of the year” at the PSI Sustainability Awards 2021.
Together with Cybergroup International we have launched an innovative, sustainable project. Be curious about the result!
Für Euch vor Ort - HALFAR® auf der Manrique "Schlüselerlebnisse" Hausmesse

For you on site – Manrique in-house exhibition “Key experiences”

Today we are at the Manrique “Key Experiences” in-house exhibition in Waldbüttelbrunn with our exhibition stand. We are looking forward to your visit!

Für Euch vor Ort - HALFAR® auf der Manrique "Schlüselerlebnisse" Hausmesse

On site for you - HALFAR® is exhibitor at the K. Probst in-house exhibition in Nuremberg.

For you on site – K. Probst in-house exhibition

Today we are at the K. Probst in-house exhibition in Nuremberg. Here we present our STAGE novelties and many other promotional bags. Have a look at our stand, there is a lot to discover. We are looking forward to your visit!

On site for you - HALFAR® is exhibitor at the K. Probst in-house exhibition in Nuremberg.