Richard Stockmann, CEO and founder
Around 25 Years ago, the world was not ready for sustainable, circular thinking. I am relieved people think differently about reusing and resourcing now. It is about time too!
Back then, society was based on linear economy. Working in the demolition and recycling industry I saw the wrongs, the chances and possibilities. I realized how we could help to stop exhausting the earth.
Recycling was in its infancy. We were used to old technology. Machinery and material that no longer served us we disposed of or stored, never to use again. I started my business with all my experience of the demolition and recycling industry in my pocket. And with a purpose: stopping exhausting our planet and contribute to making the world a better place in the future. I wanted to change people’s ways of working, but the idea of sustainability and circular systems, repurposing components, was found too farfetched at the time. I had to stop my business, but the idea always lingered in the back of my mind, waiting for the right time.
Almost 25 years later, the time is here. The world is changing. We are taking steps to treat our resources and materials differently. A big shift is taking place and soon our biggest global problems require doing things differently, otherwise they will spiral out of control. And they will take us to the point of no return.
And I am even better equipped and more ready than ever, with 30 years of experience in operational-, project-, change- and people management. In strategy and implementation, business- and organization development, project support in civil works, infrastructure and energy (medium and high voltage).
I started Fair Profit with the full support of my wife and I continued searching for more people who shared my views and mission. People who wanted to make this work. Together, bringing in knowledge from different angles, complementing each other.
I found them. Or perhaps they found me:
- Martin Korteschiel (CFO of Fair Profit) accompanied me as business partner, having a background in business administration and energy.
- Thierry Patje (COO of Fair Profit) became our business partner with a background in energy and project management.
These gentlemen are no strangers to me. We have been colleagues for many years, working with passion, loyalty and perseverance. And never losing our sense of humor. Together we have the will to overcome the biggest challenges we currently face.
Our business model is based on social entrepreneurship, making the world a better place.
The difference between an ideology and Fair Profit is action
Men with a mission
Our earth is a living thing and we need to be in contact with it to survive, so it can provide us without exhaustion. It’s the basis of Nature Capital.
CEO and founder
The world is changing, making steps to go about our resources and materials differently. A big shift is taking place. And not too soon: our biggest problems require doing things differently, otherwise they will spiral out of control. And they’ll take us to the point of no return.
‘Society, that’s you.’ That quote applies to everybody. I feel I have to act on it. The world is just to unique a place to waste.