WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

we are optimists

Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, was thought to be unconquerable until that day in May 1953 when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit. “It isn’t the mountain that we conquer but ourselves.” These words of wisdom by Sir Edmund Hillary communicate the essence of mountain climbing. The summit will wait for you whether you climb or not, because that’s all it can do.  But you can rise to the challenge with willpower, courage and optimism. That’s how we start out every project we take on. Every summit can be conquered – with the right climbing strategy.

we take different approaches

A near-vertical rock face posed the last real challenge that Hillary and Norgay had to overcome before they made it to the summit, and it was later named the ‘Hillary Step’ in honour of Sir Edmund. To achieve your goal you need effective tools and experience – both in mountaineering and in political lobbying. On many occasions, if you have the courage to tread new paths and ingenuity to draw on your creative powers, you can overcome even the most tenacious obstacles. In other words, it sometimes pays off to apply the principles and methods that Hillary used to climb that rock face in the political process.

we have the right attitude

We believe that attitude is the key to successful communication and the foundation of every partnership. Sherpas don’t take any chances. The Himalayas are a place for controlled experiments, not mad follies.

Even in communications there are limits, defined by social and political realities and moral values. Our action is also governed by the Code of Conduct for representatives of special interests as set forth in the German Lobbying Register Act, as well as the Codes of Conduct of the German Association of Political Consultants (de’ge’pol), the Austrian Public Affairs Association (ÖPAV) and the European Commission.

responsible –
in every respect

Above all, our expeditions aim to be sustainable – in our communications work and also in terms of our environment. We recognise our responsibility as people and as an organisation, and therefore support and promote sustainable development in the areas of ecology, economy and social matters.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that the diversity of different perspectives breeds innovation and creativity, and that is why we implement specific measures to cultivate an appreciative, judgement-free working environment – find out more here.

We make efforts to protect resources in our work and handle the financial resources of our organisation and those of our clients, partners and service providers in a responsible manner.

We have formalised our ecological awareness and conduct in a binding policy and anchored this in our day-to-day operations in a measurable way: we are part of the European Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) of the European Commission, one of the most stringent systems of its type, which we use for continuous and transparent improvement in our environmental performance through a certified environmental management system (ISO 14001:2015) and standardised environmental operations audits. Read our environmental statement.

our team

we believe in the power of diversity

Our team of more than 50 people stands for excellence in political and communications consulting, diverse networking, process reliability, anticipation of relevant issues, as well as creative impulses and individual expertise. We bring a spirit of discovery for new paths and develop new perspectives together with our clients. We provide communications consulting in crises and special situations for both companies and federal ministries. Extensive experience and attentiveness at every step ensure that every level is climbed safely.
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