Our core values
Our 7 core values are the driver of everything we do at terrabiom.
We live and breathe them on a daily basis.
"A community is a social unit, a group of living things, that has something in common. This can be norms, values, attitudes, interests, or identity.
In an ecological sense, a community is a group of interdependent organisms of different species growing and living together in a specified habitat."
At terrabiom, we're all about community: We're very aware that we co-exist with many other living beings, and we're stronger together. Anything we do is aimed at improving the community's state as a whole.
As a part of this, we celebrate diversity as a chance to learn from each other's differences, rather than a challenge to overcome.
"Nature is the external world in it's full entirety. It includes all the animals, plants, and other living beings in the world. Humans, as such, are part of nature"
Nature is the base for everything in our lives, from water, to soil and food, to shelter. She has been evolving for billions of years on planet Earth, long before humans have arrived, and she will continue to do so regardless of human activities.
At terrabiom, we believe that the only way to live well is by respecting nature including all her living beings. For us, this starts with each individual person and their attitudes, which eventually define our everyday actions.
"Sustainability is the way of living which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs"
(Brundtland Report for the World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987)
With anything we do, we cause an effect. It is key to us that the effects of our projects and actions cause no harm on the social, ecological, or economical aspects of our community.
At terrabiom, we push it even further: Sustainability may not be enough. We are aiming for regenerative solutions to better the harm which has been and is being caused to our planet's soils and ecosystems by multiple generations in the past. With this in mind, we're continuously searching for circular economy-solutions to every challenge we are involved with.
"Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles which one does not compromise for anything; in other words: it is the state of being whole and undivided"
Integrity is the basic pillar of our work at terrabiom. We stand behind our projects and our work, and it is important to us to communicate this to the world openly. We accept nothing less than full transparency and accountability for all our actions.
Our aim is to make a difference on a large scale, and we know that our impact reaches further if we communicate well and therefore educate and empower others to apply great concepts in their own contexts. For us at terrabiom, it is essential that academic knowledge is being connected with the reality of many: raising awareness creates knowledge, and knowledge is the base for inspiring actions to create a better world.
"Respect is a due regard for the feelings, wishes, and rights of others"
terrabiom is based on respect: For nature, for communities, for all other living beings. This includes our family, our friends, our clients, our concurrence, as well as ourselves on a physical and psychological level.
Within our community, we accept nothing less than respectful behaviour between everyone at all times. For us, this includes a strong focus on fairness towards all affected living beings in our decisions and actions, regardless whether they can speak up for themselves or not.
"Well-Being is a positive condition of existence: It is a state of being characterized by health, happiness, and prosperty"
The well-being of humans, living beings, and our planet is our main objective. At terrabiom, well-being includes happiness, peaceful co-existence, as well as health & healthcare for all organisms and humans involved with us directly and indirectly.
We believe that often, it is a question of attitude how a certain situation is being perceived. For us, we really do see challenges as opportunities to constantly work for a better well-being of everyone involved.
"Innovation occurs if someone improves on or makes a significant contribution to an existing product, process, or service"
We look forward by building on past experience. We believe that no solution is ever final, and that improvements can always be made. This pushes us to continuously search for the most ideal state of being with relentlessness and and anticipating mindset.
Inspired by nature, innovation is where we can live our creativity at terrabiom.