Schachspiel

An energy company for the future

Vision

We want to be sustainable


Our actions are determined by the harmony of ecological, social and economic objectives. We treat people and the environment with respect. Long-term profitability ensures freedom of action and competitiveness. 

We want to be innovative


The ongoing search for solutions to the energy needs of our customers shapes our thoughts and actions. To this end, we develop and implement products and services.

We want to be reliable


We are a Swiss energy company and stand for safety, quality and long-term orientation. We are therefore anchored locally and supported internationally. 

Strategy

As a producer and network operator, our owners, the cantons of north-eastern Switzerland, founded Axpo over 100 years ago to facilitate economic growth and social prosperity. Today, Axpo is broadly active in the free market in over 30 markets and along the entire energy value chain.

By networking production, trading and sustainable energy solutions, Axpo creates added value and diversifies risks. Axpo is growing with investments in renewable energies and customer solutions throughout Europe. With our large, climate-friendly power plant park and optimised grid infrastructure, we make a substantial contribution to ensure the reliable supply of electricity in Switzerland. Axpo is opening up new business areas on the basis of state-of-the-art technologies, opening up new perspectives and providing impetus for a life full of energy.

Our values

Reliability, sustainability and innovation. These values characterise Axpo's more than 100-year history, and we still live them together today in order to move the company forward. As a reliable, predictable partner Axpo has earned trust and credibility. Ecological, economic and social sustainability is deeply rooted in our business activities. Innovation and pioneering spirit are anchored in Axpo's DNA; our passion is the daily search for even better solutions.

Our mission

Our mission statement is our powerful compass in our daily dealings with our colleagues and partners.

We cultivate open, active and honest communication. We say what we do and we do what we say. Our behavior is characterised by integrity, personal responsibility, trust, tolerance and respect.

We want our customers and partners to benefit from working with us. That is why we offer innovative products and services.

We want to be sustainably profitable and create added value for our shareholders. In this way, we ensure our freedom of action and competitiveness. 

We employ qualified, motivated and performance-oriented employees with a high level of social and professional competence. We offer an attractive environment for above-average performance. We expect exemplary behaviour from our managers. 

Responsibility and safety awareness shape our actions towards people and the environment.

We identify and take advantage of new opportunities at an early stage.

Our business principles

We are guided by jointly developed principles in all our business activities. We are honest, responsible, transparent and treat each other with respect. Our corporate bodies and all our employees are committed to this – everywhere, at all times and regardless of what others expect or demand. 

We conduct our business in compliance with the law, and as employees, with the Code of Conduct -everywhere, at all times and regardless of what others expect or demand.

Our managers always set an example through their conduct.

Safety and protection of people and the environment are priorities for Axpo.

We comply with safety, occupational health and safety, as well as environmental protection regulations and report violations. 

We treat our employees with respect, tolerance and decency.

Harassment, discrimination or other personal injury against employees is prohibited.

We respect the privacy and personal data of our employees, customers and business partners. 

We respect the principles of fair competition and do not enter into any anti-competitive agreements regarding prices, conditions, customers, markets, quantities or territories.

We do not exchange information with competitors or competitors.  

We do not offer or accept bribes. Our business is based on the quality of our products and services, not on such practices.

Theft, fraud, misappropriation of property or other criminal acts against Axpo or its employees will not be tolerated and can result in legal civil or criminal consequences.

Gifts and invitations as well as other benefits or favours may not be accepted, promised or offered if they have or are intended to have an unlawful influence on a person or are intended to do so.

Appropriate gifts, invitations, gratuities or favors of small commercial value are permitted in the following sense: As a gesture and in the context of business and social appreciation and courtesy, for advertising purposes and for legitimate customer care.

Private interests and relationships must be separated from business, and existing or potential conflicts of interest must be disclosed immediately.

As employees, we respect our duty of loyalty to Axpo. 

We work with business partners who share our values and recognise the business principles of the Code of Conduct.

In case of doubt regarding the integrity of business partners or the legality of their financial means, the supervisor or the Compliance Officer must be informed immediately.

Confidential as well as non-public information and business secrets of Axpo and other companies to which we have access as employees must remain confidental (even after expiry of the employment or contractual relationship) and must never be misused for our own benefit or for the enrichment of third parties.

Axpo business information belongs to Axpo. Business documents and data remain the property of Axpo after termination of the employment or business relationship.

We use our information and communication technology for our daily work – professionally and with expertise, and never improperly.

As employees, we always communicate in a thoughtful and appropriate manner and only in such a way that we can always stand by what we say or write. 

An individual employee can cause lasting damage to Axpo through incorrect or unlawful conduct.

We therefore seek advice from our line manager or the respective Compliance Officer at any time if we are not sure which is the right way to proceed. 

Violations of rules or criminal offences can harm us all and must therefore be reported to the line manager and the Compliance Officer.

No employee is subject to disadvantages for reporting in good faith any violations of rules by employees or third parties.