Axpo intends to remain Switzerland's leading energy company in the field of sustainability. To this end, we are committed to sustainable climate protection with an ecological balance and energy efficiency.
For the consistent implementation of our sustainability strategy with a clear commitment to climate protection, Axpo compiles a greenhouse gas inventory in accordance with the ISO 14064 standard and has it certified by an independent body. The inventory creates transparency regarding the most important emission flows within our company. Based on these results, we continuously derive improvement targets, reduction and compensation measures.
Axpo has set itself the goal of ensuring that the greenhouse gas intensity of its electricity generation from its own plants and shareholdings is below the European reduction path for the electricity sector to achieve the 2-degree target in accordance with the Paris Convention.
A life cycle assessment documents the environmental impact of a product or service over its entire life cycle. Axpo systematically examines all its production technologies using the life cycle assessment methodology and presents the results in the form of environmental declarations in accordance with the ISO 14025 standard.
One of the most important components of the sustainability strategy is the continuous reduction of environmental impacts. Our focus is therefore on reducing greenhouse gases throughout the production cycle.
The environmental declarations of the production technologies provide insight into the individual power plants and their impact on the environment.
Nature is the resource of energy production. We are aware that the production of energy is always associated with an intervention in nature and our environment. It is all the more important to take care of the environment and to maintain the balance between protection and use.
Together with national and regional partners, Axpo is committed to a sustainable and attractive Switzerland. The following projects stand for mindful, careful nature conservation.
By 2022, we plan to significantly increase our energy efficiency – and save 150 million kWh. For us, energy efficiency means using, producing and distributing energy efficiently.
It is clear to us that increasing energy efficiency has a positive effect on the productivity of our company – without having to compromise on quality.
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Axpo uses the Minergie standard for new buildings and refurbishments. Numerous buildings in Baden, Rathausen and Böttstein already meet this standard. Building efficiency is constantly being improved by optimising operations. The result can be clearly seen in a reduced consumption pattern and lower emissions.