Economy and sustainability?? Economy and sustainability!!!

Lake Constance with its mild climate and the unifying function between four countries (Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein) offers ideal conditions for a variety of economic sectors. As holiday destination the area is known for its flora and fauna. The preservation of this beauty and in general of the environment is a matter that a lot of people and companies take close to their hearts.



The following companies are also committed to sustainability in different ways. Both in the production of their products and the construction of their production facilities, but also in their general basic attitude. Sustainability is a common issue throughout all sectors. During a visit you can experience how at first glance contradictory topics like economy and sustainability are successfully combined. This is not only a source of inspiration for the work environment, but especially for our everyday actions.



A compilation of visits, according to the participants interests, can be carried out, for periods ranging from three to five days, depending on the number of visited companies. Each visit gives general informations about the company in order to examine how to put into practice sustainability criteria. By joint discussions the visitors groups get new ideas that can be transferred into the own way of living and working.

The following companies open their doors and you can join them for a backstage view on their daily work:


  • dwp eG, seated in Ravensburg, is one of the leading fair trade companies in Germany. The longstanding collaboration with 60 worldwide producer groups in 30 countries, the direct personal contacts and the fair producer prices allow products of very high quality and often unique in its kind.  Get to know more about a global and sustainable cooperation!


  • ECOCAMPING e.V. works all over Europe to promote sustainable camping tourism. The areas of focus include the introduction of ECOCAMPING management, climate protection and the diffusion of nature experiences on camping sites. Get to know the three main areas of ECOCAMPING: Environment - Quality - Consultancy.


  • Fruchthof Konstanz GmbH was founded in 1993 as a specialized fruit, vegetables and tropical fruit wholesaler. An environment management system (EMAS) has been introduced in early times, small regional farms are supported and the active energy concept of the administrative and storage buildings serve as an excellent example for many companies. Get to know more in a stimulating visit.


  • International Solar Energy Research Center Constance e.V. researches and develops crystalline silicon-solar cells since 2005. Their aim is to make solar cells more efficient, to reduce the cost of production and to promote the diffusion of this environmentally friendly technology. Summarizing: research for a sunny future!


  • Naturblau + + + is the leading design agency in the Lake Constance region when it comes to value-oriented communication of brands and advertising. The basis for the development and implementation of communications strategies are economic, social, environmental and ethical concerns. True to the motto : Shaping the Future!


  • The philosophy of Randegger Ottilien-Quelle is ‚think global, drink local‘. Environmental protection is very important to them, which is why all production steps are designed environmentally friendly as possible. Nationwide was the beverage manufacturer also the first company in the industry with a completely CO2-neutral production.


  • Sonnet OHG, founded in 1977, belongs to the pioneers in organic washing powders and cleansers. The products are distributed from Deggenhausertal, near Lake Constance, in 43 countries. Get to know the anthroposophical spiritual company philosophy and its concept of quality.


  • In the Streuobstmosterei Stahringen be prepared from untreated fruit from organic orchards in the region since 1989. After 25 years of existence of the cider mill, the demand for the products has risen sharply. The recipe for the perfect juice is simple: as little processing steps and so little time between collection and filling as possible.


  • Sunny Solartechnik GmbH belongs to the pioneers in the field of photovoltaic and solar technology. For more than 20 years its team has been working in the consulting, planning, assembly, installation and maintenance of solar power systems. Get to know more about possibilities of an efficient and ecological energy supply.


  • VIDA Eat Different GmbH, located in Konstanz’s Paradies neighborhood, is the city’s first organic food delivery service.The slogan “Eat Different” isn’t just an internal motto. It is simultaneously meant as an appeal to the outside world. Get to know more about their philosophy which is incorporated in every step of procedure.


A framework programme (restaurants, city tours, etc.) can at request be arranged for the visitors´ groups. This is individually planned and adapted to the group.



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List of seminars

Seminar Company Length
Camping management system: campsites go green ECOCAMPING e.V. 2 h
Consequent production of environmentally sustainable detergents and purifiers Sonett OHG 2 h
Conservation-conscious and sustainable corporate governance using the example of the Fruchthof Konstanz Fruchthof Konstanz GmbH 2 h
Development and production of silicon solar cells International Solar Energy Research Center Konstanz e.V. 1 h
Economy for the common good naturblau+++ 2 h
Fastfood – ökologisch korrekt und gesund?! VIDA Eat Different GmbH 2 h
Life and business unusual Der Brennesselhof 2 h
Solar power – photovoltaics – and solar technology Sunny Solartechnik GmbH 2 h
Sustainability in marketing activities naturblau+++ 2 h
Taking on responsibility for mankind and environment by means of Fair trade dwp eG Fairhandelsgenossenschaft 2 h

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