Swisscom attaches a great deal of importance to sustainability. Swisscom uses resources efficiently, thinks ahead and makes provisions for future changes. As a market, technology and innovation leader as well as a national infrastructure provider, Swisscom has very strong ties to Switzerland. These ties and the expectations of stakeholders such as customers, employees and federal authorities place high demands on Swisscom in terms of sustainability. Sustainable management and long-term responsibility are core values to which Swisscom is committed. These values are expressed in our vision, promise, corporate business strategy and code of conduct and are addressed in detail in the sustainability strategy.
The framework conditions for Swisscom’s sustainability strategy are determined by stakeholders’ expectations and Swiss legislation. A further important basis is the UN’s 2030 Agenda, which is the first comprehensive roadmap for sustainable development and serves as a guide to both the public and private sectors.See www.eda.admin.ch/agenda2030/de/home.html
In the year under review, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), with Swisscom as its co-sponsor, revised the “SMARTer 2030” study and published it in September 2019 under the title “Digital with Purpose”. The study examines and evaluates the contribution that digital technologies make to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The study:
- confirms that there is an urgent need for action, as the goals of Agenda 2030 will otherwise clearly not be met.
- identifies seven key digital technologies that have a positive and significant impact on the Agenda 2030 goals.