NatureStar - sustainable with Franz Mensch
Franz Mensch produces and sells disposable products because it is primarily a matter of hygiene. But not all disposable products are the same. There are sustainable alternatives to plastic for many products. Sustainability and hygiene are not mutually exclusive. With the NatureStar brand, Franz Mensch sets new standards and offers environmentally friendly and hygienic products made of FSC®-certified wood or bamboo, sugar cane, corn starch and much more. NatureStar products are sustainably produced and biodegradable.
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Franz Mensch was one of the first to bring compostable disposable plates to Germany in 2010.
Today, almost everyone knows these sugar cane plates. A lot has happened in the field of sustainable hygiene products:
Sustainability by Franz Mensch
Active environmental protection
We have been involved in various rainforest projects for over 15 years.
The aim is to preserve and rebuild important ecosystems on earth.
In cooperation with the WWF and the organizations "Rettet den Regenwald e.V." and "OroVerde", a total of around 6 million square meters of rainforest have already been purchased and thus saved.
Sustainably built - The Franz Mensch company building
During the construction of the new company building in 2017, we also paid attention not only to economic efficiency but also to sustainability:
- 100% green electricity: The 1,500 sqm photovoltaic system on the roof of the logistics hall covers almost the entire electricity demand of the company. The remaining electricity is obtained from 100% natural power from the Fürstenfeldbruck municipal utility (Naturstrom certificate).
- Strong insulation: the very strong insulation ensures that a pleasant climate prevails even at the coldest temperatures.
- groundwater pump: thanks to the electricity-powered groundwater heat pump, we can heat sustainably and grant an optimal indoor climate.
Christmas Painting Competition
The company Franz Mensch has its roots in Bavaria and is therefore also committed regionally. That is why we support the Comenius Elementary School in Buchloe every year. In 2021, for example, the big painting competition took place for the 17th time. The prize money for the class coffers was a donation worth a total of 400.00 euros.
Over 190,000 FFP masks for Togo
Donation to Humedica: protective clothing manufacturer Franz Mensch donates 13,200 FFP1 masks, 140,000 FFP2 masks, 39,500 FFP3 masks: a total of 192,700 respirators for humanitarian purposes. The aid organisation Humedica thanks Franz Mensch for the numerous donations in kind over the past years.
Children's mouthguards donated
5,800 medical masks for Buchloe's schoolchildren: Franz Mensch has donated special masks with short ear loops to the town of Buchloe to be distributed to local schools.
Fundraising campaign for hospital in Zimbabwe
Franz Mensch regularly supports aid projects around the world. For example, the Chikombedzi Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe. Through the International Relief Fund e.V., Franz Mensch donated disposable medical items such as gloves and disinfectant wipes. The dentist, who comes to the hospital every 2-3 months to treat the village population, could also use the products very well.
The Franz Mensch Climate Foundation GmbH
The foundation was established at the end of 2020 by brothers Achim and Axel Theiler, managing directors of Franz Mensch GmbH. As Franz Mensch Klima Stiftung gGmbH, it is 100% committed to climate protection. The local consequences of the climate crisis can be felt everywhere and are reason enough for Franz Mensch to actively do something.
The foundation's goal is to increase the pressure on political decision-makers. Together with powerful organisations like "Fridays for Future", the aim is to push politicians towards comprehensive, fixed regulations.