The Karl-Schmitz-Scholl-Fund

In memory of her father, Elisabeth Haub established the Karl Schmitz-Scholl Fund in 1968, laying the foundation for the environmental commitment of the Tengelmann Group. Since then the foundation campaigns for the enacting and implementation of legal provision to preserve nature, water and air.

The commitment was internationally increased when Helga Haub established the Elisabeth Haub Foundation in Washington in 1977. Here too, the focus is on environmental law, primarily with regard to emerging and developing countries.

With their commitment for nature the Karl Schmitz-Scholl Fund and the Elisabeth Haub Foundations support the International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL) and the Environmental Law Program (ELP) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in the US and Canada.

Since 1973 the “Elisabeth Haub Prize for Environmental Law” has been awarded to initiatives that have led to new concepts and ideas for implementing environmental legislation. You can find the list of prizewinners here.

For further information about the activities of the environmental fund, click here.