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Circular economy

ReThink!

By taking part in our reuse initiative, you too can make a valuable contribution to the circular economy. Get involved and give devices and packaging a new lease of life. 

ReBox

Think out of the box and use the packaging that your Swisscom products are delivered in to store all those trinkets and knick-knacks that have always needed a home. 

RePair

Repairing is kinder to the environment than throwing away. At our nine Repair Centers, we will repair your smartphone within 24 hours or in only three hours if you opt for our express service. 

ReUse

Trade in your old mobile or donate it for a good cause. With its Swisscom Buyback and Mobile Aid initiatives, Swisscom has two programmes to encourage the reuse of second-hand mobiles.

ReNew

The Swisscom network and data centres are powered entirely using energy from renewable sources, including solar, wind and hydroelectric power. 

ReCycle

Devices that have reached the end of their useful life are passed on to Swico Recycling, a national, not-for-profit system for taking back discarded electronic and electrical equipment, for environmentally-friendly recycling. 

  

ReTurn

Devices that you no longer require can simply be returned to Swisscom: by post, at a Päckli Punkt, via pick@home or Take me back.

Facts & figures

Our commitment to the prudent management of natural resources is starting to bear fruit. We are also relentlessly pursuing our efforts to further improve our carbon footprint.

Recycling ratePercentage of all waste that is recycled.

2016

51.4%

2018

62.7%

Paper consumptionTotal paper consumption including office materials, print media, invoices etc.

2016

5,156 t

2018

3,708 t

CO2Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel consumption

2016

19,837 t

2018

16,171 t

WasteTotal waste

2016

6,951 t

2018

4,385 t

Mobile return rateDevices returned compared to the number of devices sold

2016

7.9%

2018

10%

Energy efficiencyEnergy efficiency improvements since 1 January 2016

2016

+ 8.9%

2018

+ 20.5%