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Nesting Boxes and Insect Hotels

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Cushman & Wakefield employees build nesting boxes and insect hotels 

On 14 June, in the Holiday Inn hotel in Józefów, near Warsaw, employees of the global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield delved deeper into the ecosystem, that is the interdependence between environment and organisms. During a team building event, they have learned about the role insects play in our lives and made efforts to improve the condition of the local ecosystem and thus the whole surrounding nature by building nesting boxes, bird feeders, birdhouses and insect hotels. 

All organisms cohabit the Earth living in many different environments and forming highly complex systems known as ecosystems. An ecosystem consists of inanimate environment and the species that inhabit it. All the component elements of an ecosystem are correlated and influence each other.

Forest is an ideal example of a natural and stable terrestrial ecosystem. Each year forest vegetation produces huge volumes of food for the many species that inhabit this ecosystem. Herbivorous invertebrates which populate the soil, forest bedding and plant surface are prey for larger predators such as spiders, insects, small rodents and birds who in turn are hunted by larger predators, i.e. foxes, wolves, buzzards. Each species has its place in the forest structure and exhibits high interdependence with its environment and other species.

For three years now Cushman & Wakefield has been publishing a report on its CSR activities. The company is recognized as one of the leaders in promoting sustainable development, energy resource management, ethic conduct in business and diversity. Each region pursues its own CSR policy as part of local initiatives, however, the objectives are similar, i.e. assistance and support programs that endorse health and environmental protection.

In Poland, the company has engaged in and initiated various actions in the area of corporate social responsibility. One of them took the shape of a teambuilding event in the town of Józefów in the vicinity of Warsaw. Employees of the Forest Inspectorate in Celestynów explained the role insects play in our lives, while Cushman & Wakefield employees maade efforts to improve the condition of the local ecosystem and thus the whole surrounding nature by building nesting boxes, bird feeders, birdhouses and insect hotels.

“During each team building event we strive to familiarise our employees of the objectives of our efforts in the field of corporate social responsibility. This time our colleagues took on the task of building birdhouses for birds inhabiting the area of Celestynów and its surroundings. This exercise was preceded by a lecture on the use of birdhouses as, for instance, nesting boxes. Employees could also become familiar with insect hotels, their locations and who inhabits them. The instruction was professionally handled by forest guards of the Forest Inspectorate in Celestynów’ – highlights Kinga Bloch, Partner, HR Director at Cushman & Wakefield.