A sustainable network
The topic of sustainability has always been anchored in our corporate philosophy. Our entire way of working is orientated towards building stable and therefore sustainable relationships with our customers, suppliers and service providers. In this way, we want to create a lasting network from which everyone involved can benefit.
We came to stay
Even within the company, sustainability is not just a buzzword for us. In our opinion, a company can only be successful in the long term if it embodies the right values. We build on long-term employment relationships, good framework conditions, mutual appreciation and respectful cooperation. Our employees should feel comfortable in our team and we are very happy that we have succeeded so well so far.
Carbon foodprint 2020
2020 was the first year we took a closer look at our carbon footprint. In previous years, we had only roughly estimated our GHG emissions and come to the conclusion that the emissions we caused were more than offset by the company’s own photovoltaic systems. Starting in 2020, we wanted to have more precise results and started using the CO2 calculator from KlimAktiv that was tailored to our needs.
For 2020, we have calculated the GHG emissions at the company location (Scope 1: heating and vehicle fleet, Scope 2: electricity) as well as the emissions caused by employees traveling there, business trips, paper consumption, new IT equipment and waste (all Scope 3). In 2020, our company emitted 34.90 t CO2e.
The company’s own photovoltaic systems, on the other hand, produced 290 MWh of green electricity and fed it into the grid, which corresponds to a reduction of 181 t CO2e. This more than offsets the emissions caused directly and indirectly by our company location.
Interested parties are welcome to download the full carbon footprint here (only available in German).
Ongoing measures to promote sustainability
The company’s own PV systems have been around for a long time, just not here at the company location (our office is located in an apartment building). Beginning 2021, we changed our electricity tariff and our office is now powered by green energy – such a small and simple step that it was simply overlooked in the past.
We have been supporting our employees financially for years when they buy a pedelec and want to use it to commute to work in the future.
When it comes to office equipment, we ensure that procurement is as sustainable as possible and that consumables are properly disposed and recycled.
Digitalization is also an issue for us and so we are working intensively on appropriate software introductions and streamlining our processes. Not only to save paper and toner, but also to be able to work even more efficiently and in a more customer-friendly manner.
Un Global Compact
In order to make a first step towards our sustainability strategy and to make it visible to the outside world, in 2021 we joined the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest initiative to promote sustainable and responsible corporate governance. We are committed to adhering to the 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environment and climate, and prevention of corruption.