Scope of the Report

Swisscom’s Group structure is described in the “Group structure and organisation” section of this year’s Annual Report. A list of Group companies, comprising subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is provided in the Notes to the 2015 Consolidated Financial Statements (Note 40).

  • Principles: The scope of the Sustainability Report according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is generally defined as follows: Swisscom Ltd and all Group companies domiciled in Switzerland which are fully consolidated in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are included in the Sustainability Report, except for subsidiaries CT Cinetrade Ltd and LTV Yellow Pages Ltd. In line with GRI reporting requirements, acquisitions (e.g. Veltigroup) are included from 1 January of the following year after the date of acquisition and disposals up to the date of disposal. Group companies domiciled abroad and investments in associates and joint ventures are not included in the scope. The Group’s main foreign shareholding is Fastweb in Italy. Fastweb publishes its own sustainability report in line with GRI G4, “option core”, which is reviewed by Bureau Veritas, an external, independent auditor. The closely related foundations comPlan (pension fund) and sovis are also not included in the scope.
  • Personnel: In the year under review, the Swiss subsidiaries Veltigroup, CT Cinetrade Ltd and LTV Yellow Pages Ltd were not included in the personnel information system, affecting 1,167 FTEs of a total 18,977 FTEs in Switzerland. The personnel information system thus has a coverage ratio of 93.9%.
  • Environment: The environmental performance indicators (especially regarding energy, water and waste water, emissions, and waste) cover 100% of Swisscom’s FTEs in Switzerland. The report therefore includes all buildings managed by Swisscom Real Estate in Switzerland as well as the vehicle fleet managed by Swisscom’s Managed Mobility in Switzerland. As regards energy consumption, the data acquisition system also encompasses Swisscom (Switzerland) Ltd’s mobile base stations, proprietary production of solar energy and the few transmitter stations Swisscom Broadcast Ltd operates just across the Swiss borders. The consumption of third-party tenants is deducted from the total energy consumption. The data regarding emissions in the supply chain are based on a projection that takes account of 47 suppliers as well as audits carried out as part of the Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC). The data on which the projection is based and the audits account for 40% of the order volume.
  • Social aspects: The information on social relationships within the supply chain is based on audits carried out as part of the Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC) or on self-declarations and CR contract annexes. These annexes cover nearly all suppliers. Swisscom attributes particular importance to the situation outside OECD countries.