Swisscom has set itself ambitious targets, which are to be realised by the end of 2015: direct CO2 emissions are to be reduced by a further 10%. Overall, Swisscom wants to reduce its direct CO2 emissions by 60% in relation to the reference year of 1990. A commitment of this magnitude requires that Swisscom make considerable investments in its vehicles (new types such as hybrids, gas-powered vehicles, etc.) and buildings (new heating concept).
Swisscom has provided its employees with an efficient fleet of vehicles: 84% of the fleet is made up of vehicles in the energy efficiency categories A and B. Swisscom also operates a fleet of 161 (+133%) hybrid vehicles and 37 (+ 48%) natural gas-powered vehicles.
A total of four initiatives for reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions have been introduced in the building division: the first initiative relates to energy management for the 60 largest buildings. The second relates to the optimisation of operations. The third initiative will enable the implementation of a standardised procedure for the modernisation of heating facilities, and the fourth will reduce the heating temperature in the switching centre by 5°C.