Environment

Renewable energies: Since 2021 we have been purchasing 100% renewable electricity for our business sites.

Energy efficiency: For over eight years we have been part of the voluntary target agreement with the federal government to increase energy efficiency and are implementing energy-saving measures in our network. One example of a measure we implemented because of the target agreement is switching our data centers to efficient free-cooling installations (i.e., using outdoor air for cooling).

Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions: As a subsidiary of Liberty Global, we are already committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 (scope 1&2) and are actively contributing to the achievement of this goal.

Sustainable products (circular economy): With regard to our devices, such as modems and set-top boxes, our focus is on durability and reparability, which starts with sustainable design and packaging (eco packaging). One example of this is our new Sunrise IPTV Box. In addition, we have many years of experience in refurbishing our devices. Once a device’s lifecycle has come to an end, we work together with our partner Swico to ensure it is recycled cleanly.

OUR OBJECTIVES FOR 2030

We are committed to setting a net zero target for our direct and indirect emissions (scope 1, 2 and 3) by the end of 2022.

From now until 2030, we will be continuously increasing the energy efficiency of data transmission in our network by 10% per year (kWh/TB).

By 2030, our vehicle fleet will be fully electric.

By 2023, at least 75% of the set-top boxes and modems from our product portfolio will be refurbished after being returned and then sent out to new customers, thereby extending the lifespan of our products.

We are expanding our buyback program by 2025, with the goal of buying back at least 20,000 devices (smartphones, tablets etc.) per year from our customers for reuse.