Reduce – Reuse – Recycle is A1 Telekom Austria Group’s motto when it comes to the preservation of resources. Their economical use is not only beneficial to the environment, it also reduces costs. For Telekom Austria Group, resource preservation not only means assuring proper disposal or recycling but also preventing waste wherever possible. After all, “less is more”. Consistent life-cycle management guarantees that technical equipment is used for a maximum amount of its permissible life cycle, re-used in the best possible way or properly recycled.
Internal environmental campaigns heighten the awareness of A1 Telekom Austria Group’s approx. 19,000 employees. The range of A1 Telekom Austria Group’s environmental protection measures stretches from a bundle of measures surrounding the topic of energy savings to environmentally conscious purchasing and respective employee information.
In Austria, for example, 100 % of the proceeds from mobile phone recycling are used to fund climate protection projects.
Taking action to preserve resources is also important in an office setting. Which is why the A1 Telekom Austria Group has set itself the target of reducing paper consumption by 10 % between 2016 and 2018. Digitalisation of internal work processes is highly important in this respect. An increasing number of mobile devices are being used for field services, for example, because they allow data attachments such as plans and assembly orders to be processed digitally. In Austria alone, this practice saves around 100,000 sheets of paper per year.
From 2018 onwards, all driver logbooks will be managed in a purely digitally manner as well. Aside from digitalizing internal work processes, switching to double-sided printing as standard and procuring Follow Me printers, internal campaigns also reinforce environmental awareness, motivate employees and involve people actively in environmental measures.