Scope of the Report

Swisscom’s Group structure is described in the “Group structure and organisation” section of this year’s Annual Report. A list of Group companies, comprising subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is provided in the Notes to the 2016 Consolidated Financial Statements (Note 40).

  • Principles: The scope of the Sustainability Report according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is generally defined as follows: Swisscom Ltd and all Group companies domiciled in Switzerland that are fully consolidated in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), with the exception of subsidiaries CT Cinetrade Ltd, Mila Ltd and Swisscom Digital Technology SA. The participation in the Cinetrade Group is not included within the scope of the report due to the fact that its effect is immaterial and not all of the requirements listed in the section on management approaches apply. In line with GRI reporting requirements, acquisitions are included from 1 January of the following year after the date of acquisition and disposals up to the date of disposal. Group companies domiciled abroad and investments in associates and joint ventures are not included in the scope. The Group’s main foreign shareholding is Fastweb in Italy. Fastweb publishes its own sustainability report in line with GRI G4, “option core”, which is reviewed by Bureau Veritas, an external, independent auditor. The closely related foundations comPlan (pension fund) and sovis are also not included in the scope.
  • Personnel information system: In the year under review, the Swiss subsidiaries CT Cinetrade Ltd, Mila Ltd, Swisscom Digital Technology SA, Datasport Ltd and Swisscom Directories Ltd were not included in the central personnel information system, but in local, company-specific personnel information systems. This applies to 809 FTEs of a total of 18,372 FTEs in Switzerland. The central personnel information system thus has a coverage ratio of 95.6% (prior year: 93.9%).
  • Environment: The environmental performance indicators (especially regarding energy, water and waste water, emissions, and waste) cover 100% of Swisscom’s FTEs in Switzerland. The report therefore includes all buildings managed by Swisscom Real Estate in Switzerland as well as the vehicle fleet managed by Swisscom’s Managed Mobility in Switzerland. As regards energy consumption, the data acquisition system also encompasses Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd’s mobile base stations, proprietary production of solar energy and the few transmitter stations Swisscom Broadcast Ltd operates just across the Swiss borders. The consumption of third-party tenants is deducted from the total energy consumption. The data regarding emissions in the supply chain are based on a projection that takes account of 54 suppliers (prior year: 53) as well as audits carried out as part of the Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC). The data on which the projection is based and the audits account for 43% (prior year: 40%) of the order volume.
  • Social aspects: The information on social relationships within the supply chain is based on audits carried out as part of the Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC) or on self-declarations and CR contract annexes. These annexes cover nearly all suppliers. Swisscom attributes particular importance to the situation outside OECD countries.