STARK Group initiates campaign to ensure reforestation and preserve biodiversity

STARK Group’s German roofing and facade specialist, Melle Gallhöfer, has partnered with the organisation PLANT-MY-TREE to contribute to sustainable forest management, reforestation and increasing biodiversity. Together with its customers and PLANT-MY-TREE, Melle Gallhöfer will plant 10,000 new trees in a protected area in the western part of Germany.

Climate change is one of the primary causes of biodiversity loss. Together with PLANT-MY-TREE, Melle Gallhöfer and its customers contribute to ensuring sustainable forestry and preserving biodiversity. For every purchase of timber or a timber-based product, a tree will be planted to support reforestation and the conversion of local forests into species-rich deciduous forests adapted to climate change.

Roughly a quarter of STARK Group’s sourced products, measured in monetary terms, is timber or timber-based, making responsible sourcing of timber and timber products of prime importance to the Group.

As part of the campaign, the trees are between three and five years, at the height of around 80 to 110 cm and will be planted in areas that have been secured and intensively cared for, for at least 99 years.

The project started on 1 August 2022 and will continue until the 10,000 trees have been planted. 

About STARK Group

STARK Group is a leading business-to-business distributor of heavy building materials for the construction industry in the Nordics and Germany, with a strategic focus on serving professional builders.

STARK Group has a revenue of approx. EUR 5 billion and serves c. 10,000 suppliers and 260,000 customers from its 485 locations. Headquartered in Denmark, STARK Group has approx. 11,700 employees in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway. The Group has doubled in size over the last couple of years through acquisitions and organic growth, and today, it holds a leading national or regional position in all markets.

About STARK Deutschland

STARK Deutschland is a German leader in sales and distribution of building materials, service and advice for the building and construction industry. The company serves its customers from its more than 280 location under 12 brands including Raab Karcher, Muffenrohr, Melle Gallhöfer and Keramundo.


Kaspar Bach Habersaat