With 6.17 million mobile phone customers, 1.57 million television subscribers and 2.7 million broadband connections for private and business customers, Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecommunications company and one of the country’s leading IT companies. In addition, Swisscom builds and maintains mobile phone and landline infrastructure, broadcasts radio signals, builds and operates data centres and operates in the banking, energy, entertainment, advertising and health sectors. In 2022, Swisscom generated sales of CHF 11.1 billion with 19,200 employees.
Energy and climate
By 2025, Swisscom is aiming to become climate-neutral along the entire value chain by avoiding, reducing and offsetting residual emissions. Since 1990, Swisscom has reduced its direct emissions by over 80 per cent. By 2025, the company will cut its emissions by a further 10 per cent. Unavoidable residual emissions will be offset. At 263 kilotonnes of CO2, indirect emissions make up by far the greatest part of the carbon footprint. By 2025, Swisscom aims to reduce these by 50 per cent and to offset the remainder.
Under the EEC initiative, Swisscom has pledged to meet the following targets:
1. Increasing energy efficiency
- Target for 2026: +6%
- Target for 2030: +18%
2. Switching to renewable energies
Thermal energy and fuels
- Target for 2026: 25% renewables
- Target for 2030: 30% renewables
All Swisscom’s electricity already comes from renewable sources.
3. Producing green power
- Production in 2021: 3GWh
- Target for 2026: +0.5GWh
- Target for 2030: not yet defined
Like all the participants, Swisscom has undertaken to implement the joint measures. In addition, Swisscom is also implementing the following individual measures:
1. Efficient cooling of mobile telephony base stations
2023: –7GWh/year compared with 2020
2. Smartphone recycling scheme
2025: 250,000 devices/year
3. CO2 savings by customers and portfolio
2025: –1 million t CO2/year compared with 2020
Up-to-date information on the implementation status of this participant’s targets and measures is published in our Energy and Climate Report. Swisscom also provides information on its own website about its commitments in the area of energy and climate.