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MEGGLE helps make wishes come true at Environment & Health Day
Wasserburg, Germany: – MEGGLE has provided hundreds of its people with healthy offers as well as helping to meet the wishes of children in need at its recent Environment & Health Day.
At the MEGGLE dairy’s Environment and Health Day, workers had the chance to spend some of their working hours putting their bodies to the test. More than 250 staffers took up the huge range of health options on offer, ranging from mobility check-ups or nutrition advice to cardiac stress tests. By taking part, the staff were also supporting a good cause; this year the newly introduced Wasserburger Wunschbaum (“Wasserburg Make a Wish Tree”).
Proceeds from a cake sale and basketball contest were donated to the Wish Tree Association, rounded up to €2.000 by MEGGLE management. The Association has been encouraging children from socially disadvantaged families to write down their most fervent hope and hang it from the tree. Wishes included a new schoolbag, a trip to a wildlife park with their parents and a snazzy sports shirt.
“Some of the requests may be for very small things, but they are things that would bring those children such joy,” commented Thomas Ranft, the company’s Health & Safety and Environmental Management Officer.
Mr. Ranft organised the event in the canteen courtyard at the Wasserburg dairy together with his team, which once again this year included a number of apprentices. External partners AOK, Barmer, Techniker Krankenkasse and Optik Götz lent the Day their support.
The team were delighted with the response.
“Of course, it is ultimately up to each individual to look after their own health. But employers can raise awareness of this topic amongst their employees on a regular basis. MEGGLE does this continuously throughout the year and this is already the eleventh time we have held our big Environment and Health Day”, said Mr. Ranft.
“Being able to have several tests done in quick succession and having lots of experts all together in the same place are hugely beneficial, as normally appointments with specialists are typically difficult to get and have to be made a long time in advance. But our people were able to take advantage of the health checks on offer during their working hours,” he added.
Issues relating to the environment and sustainability were also on the agenda, with working groups using wall displays to inform colleagues about scope to make energy and resource savings in their everyday routines.
“Our environmental officers also appealed to everyone to continue using our resources sparingly and with an eye on the future,” said Thomas Ranft.
About MEGGLE Wasserburg
Bavarian-based MEGGLE Wasserburg is one of the world’s experts in lactose based excipients and powder technology.
From its roots as a dairy operation in the late 1880s, MEGGLE has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of pharmaceutical lactose, supplying the pharma market segment with a broad-based and unique lactose product portfolio.
MEGGLE Excipients & Technology has harnessed outstanding product quality and intelligent innovation to become a global leader in the manufacture of lactose-based excipients, focusing on products for direct tableting and dry powder inhalation.
A multidisciplinary team of committed and highly qualified people allows MEGGLE clients to benefit from pioneering experience and innovative drive in industrial milk and whey processing. The company constantly strives to develop high-tech, functional products for solid dosage form applications, where they can deliver maximum performance.
The company has introduced several pioneering products, notably Tablettose®, the world’s first agglomerated lactose for direct tableting, Cellactose® 80, a pioneering co-processed excipient based on cellulose-lactose for outstanding compression and flow properties and RetaLac®, the first direct compression co-processed excipient using a hypromellose-lactose base for modified sustained release and controlled release formulations.