Continuous extension, quality assurance and maintenance in the area of network infrastructure as well as customer service require a correspondingly high level of mobility from A1 Telekom Austria Group's employees. As a result, energy demand in the form of the fuel used by 4,700 vehicles in its fleet represents a significant environmental impact of the Group. Innovative logistics concepts are used to reduce the number of kilometres these vehicles travel. Employing a large number of measures such as ecological driver trainings, car sharing, the use of video conference rooms and telepresence solutions like Lync, the use of fossil fuels could be lowered.
Further leverage is provided by the use of low-emission vehicles in combination with the creation of a respective network of fuelling stations for low-emission propulsion systems.
Virtual meetings not only save time and money, they also significantly reduce CO2 emissions associated with travelling.
When equipping their conference rooms, A1 Telekom Austria Group’s subsidiaries rely on the high-end video conference solution Telepresence which can be connected to video conference systems all over the world. These rooms’ offerings are constantly broadened. From year to year, the opportunity to use virtual meetings becomes more popular with A1 Telekom Austria Group’s employees and increasingly replaces business trips.
Mobility is a must at A1 Telekom Austria Group. The constant expansion and maintenance of its network infrastructure as well as assuring its quality require a high level of mobility from its employees. For this purpose, A1 Telekom Austria Group’s employees can use a fleet of approx. 4,700 vehicles of different types. Employing a large number of measures such as ecological driver training, car sharing, the use of video conference rooms and telepresence solutions like Lync, it managed to lower its consumption of fossil fuels by 2 % from 2012 to 2015.
Besides conventionally powered vehicles, the Group’s subsidiaries in Austria, Serbia, Macedonia and Croatia also use natural gas-, electric- and hybrid-powered vehicles.