There has been a great focus on restoring and creating green spaces at Sanofi’s Geel campus in recent years. The site has evolved from the standard approach to gardening, concentrating on grass with the occasional tree, and including the use of herbicides, to ecological landscape architecture that embraces the concept of biodiversity.
Herbicides are no longer being used. All garden waste is returned to the garden because it contains all the necessary nutrients. Soil rotovation is kept to a minimum – after all, the ground contains a wealth of seeds. And trees and shrubs are pruned in a natural shape. Plants and trees are carefully selected to attract bees and butterflies and to ensure continuity. Even berries and fruit trees have been integrated into the garden. And with the flora, also comes fauna: bees, butterflies, insects, birds, etc.
Sanofi is thus contributing to maintaining and increasing biodiversity.