Swisscom takes responsibility – today and tomorrow. Whilst digitisation offers a wealth of opportunities, it is not without its challenges. For example, how do we keep pace with the speed of technological change? How do we cope with the effects of climate change? How do we preserve the competitiveness and attractiveness of Switzerland as a business location? To help us rise to these challenges and play our part, we have developed three fundamental goals as part of our Sustainability Strategy 2025.
From now until 2025, we will support 2 million people per year to develop their skills in the networked world and within our supply chain.
Together with our customers, we are reducing CO2 output by 450,000 tons. This corresponds to 1% of Switzerland’s greenhouse gas emissions.
We provide all people and businesses in Switzerland with reliable ultra-fast broadband. By doing so we are making Switzerland a more competitive country and a better place to live.
Digitisation is having an ever-greater impact on the economy and society over time. As Switzerland’s leading ICT company, Swisscom bears a special responsibility in this respect. It has to realise opportunities that could improve the country’s standard of living, while keeping a careful eye on potential risks. In other words, it must fulfil its role of bringing about progress with a keen sense of both responsibility and curiosity.
“We feel closely connected to Switzerland and play an active role in shaping our country's future.”
Head of Group Communications & Responsibility
Our Sustainability strategy is committed to the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development UNO and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This page details which of these goals are relevant for us and how we are working to achieve these.
We promote good health and well-being among the Swiss population through our healthcare offerings, and among our employees through occupational health management and health and safety in the workplace.
We nurture media expertise through media courses and other educational offerings. Through our “Schools on the Net” project, we offer all Swiss schools free broadband Internet access plus additional services.
In a drive to increase the proportion of women in management, we offer flexible working models and specific training offerings for example. Through our ICT weeks for girls, we also hope to increase the proportion of female apprentices in IT.
In tiko, we have established the largest intelligent, real-time electrical network in Europe, thus contributing to more affordable, cleaner energy.
We are rated one of the top employers in Switzerland and our investments are helping to make Switzerland an even more attractive business location. We are also committed to improving working conditions within our supply chain.
We are one of the three most innovative companies in Switzerland. In cooperation with our industry partners, we are driving digitisation with new technologies such as 5G and the first Low Power Network.
We continue to expand our portfolio of sustainable services for the Internet of Things, in particular, and the smart city for residential and business customers.
Through our repair centers, the Swisscom Buyback recommerce offering and our Mobile Aid initiative, we actively support the reuse, recovery and environmentally-friendly recycling of devices.
Our measures for increasing energy efficiency, our growing number of offerings for CO² savings, and various other initiatives, such as the energy and climate pioneers, are making a significant contribution to climate protection.
In the development of our sustainability strategy and definition of strategic priorities, we maintain a constant dialogue with key stakeholders.
We used a materiality matrix to rate sustainability issues by importance and relevance for the company and stakeholders.