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As a finance professional, I always emphasize the importance of having data and numbers at the center of our decision making process. For that, we need transparency and that’s what we are committed to.
gabocom is not only your future network partner but also a key promoter of sustainability, by offering long lasting products in the most carbon efficient way. Today we go one step further: together with planetly and their vast experience in calculating CO² emissions following GHG protocol, we determine what is our carbon footprint and present it in the report publicly available in our website.
We are very excited about this milestone, because by sharing our emissions in all the 3 scopes we become today fully carbon transparent. Having now a number as a starting point, we can start working on defining ambitious reduction targets towards carbon neutrality.
Robert Binder, Managing Director Finance
Transparency about our emissions is key but reducing it is even better, so that’s why we at gabocom committ today to ambitious climate targets:
With these long-term commitments our business sets the vision to build future networks to connect people in a truly sustainable way, leaving no carbon footprint in our planet by 2040. This puts gabocom not only among the top European climate leaders but sets also a high standard for all the stakeholders involved in our business.
We know this is a challenging journey but we also know it’s very much needed, especially in the telecom suppliers industry. That’s why we also take this opportunity to invite our suppliers and customers to join us on this road towards carbon neutrality. Together, we can leave a better planet to our children.
Roland Lederer, Managing Director Sales & Marketing
Environmental protection and resource conservation
Statement Roland Lederer, Managing Director Sales & Marketing
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Responsible use of resources
Statement Filipe Santos, Board Representative
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Resource conservation, environmental protection and employee safety
Statement Johannes Pruchnow, Managing Director
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Reducing emissions and conserving resources
Statement Alexander Gilch, Head of Purchasing & Disposition
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Climate protection also means protecting people
Statement Robert Binder, Managing Director Finance
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Sustainability and resource protection have always been important to gabocom. The durability and efficiency of our products is just as important as many big and small optimisations to conserve resources. Great successes have already been achieved in recent years, for example:
In 2014, gabocom set itself the goal of reducing electricity consumption per kg of material produced by 3% until 2020:
Thanks to these and many other measures, as well as the great commitment of the employees, it was possible to achieve the set goal already in 2015, i.e. after only one year. By 2020, gabocom's electricity consumption per kg of material produced was reduced by more than 14%.
We are carbon transparent.
But we won't rest on our laurels: in 2021, an extensive and continuous data analysis was kicked-off. Besides these measures discussed above, we now want to collect, control and share our carbon emissions. gabocom is now carbon transparent. Thanks to our external partner .planetly and our highly committed employees, we are now able to collect and calculate all of our emissions from all departments on a yearly basis. Our emissions will be published every year in a report, following the GHG protocol and giving full transparency to everyone about our CO² footprint and further reduction and other measures taken. Protecting our planet and operating more sustainably is a collective mission so being transparent about our footprint and efforts is a key priority at gabocom.
In this project, a corporate carbon footprint analysis of gabocom’s emissions in 2020 was carried out. The footprint analysis covers all of gabocom’s internal activities for Scope 1, 2 & 3 according to the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard and GHG Protocol Value Chain Standard.
Already in 2014, gabocom was certified for the application of an efficient energy management system according to DIN EN ISO 50001.
The great commitment to sustainability was further certified in 2015 by the certificate for the environmental management system according to DIN EN ISO 14001. Environmental protection is firmly anchored in gabocom's corporate mission statement.
The recurring performance of the required audits and the continuous process optimisation in ongoing operations are a given for gabocom. New internal energy and environmental targets are set annually.
from left: Johannes Pruchnow, Alexander Gilch, Robert Binder, Filipe Santos und Roland Lederer
Supported by numerous committed employees from all departments, the internal project team plans, controls and monitors further measures for more sustainability at gabocom.