It is our policy to keep our impact on nature as low as possible. During permit approval procedures for project planning, we not only consider the needs of residents and technological concerns, but always keep in mind the protection of plant and animal life. In the preliminary stages of such procedures, an examination of the area is required in addition to environmental impact assessments. These examinations determine the current status and identify the least harmful line corridor. Afterwards, the exact route of the line through that corridor is mapped and a list of necessary protective measures is compiled.
All of these examinations are conducted together with external environmental planners, routing experts, and if necessary other scientific and nature conservation specialists. Once the entire process is completed, the construction project can commence – under external ecological construction supervision. Site preparation and construction schedules are implemented in ways that minimise even the temporary impact on natural features, take conservation periods and requirements into consideration early in the process, and obligate companies subcontracting for 50Hertz to consider the ecological aspects of their operations.