Priorities and objectives up until 2025
- The digital skills of people living in a networked world have to be honed. While technologies advance at great speed, people’s skills do not simply change without help. The ability to relate competently to a digital “other” is vital in almost every area of life – for schoolchildren, for fathers and mothers, and for politicians and citizens, whether young or old. Anyone embedded in a value creation chain has to keep up with the demands of the networked world.
- Making a decisive contribution to global climate protection is essential. Climate change is a global problem of the first order, with repercussions that are impacting Switzerland more and more every year. All countries must contribute in major ways to climate protection. Digitisation harbours promising possibilities for this effort.
- Reliable, secure infrastructure is fundamental to Switzerland’s competitiveness and quality of life and must, therefore, be continually developed.
- Doing more for people: Swisscom enables people in Switzerland to make use of the opportunities presented by a networked world. It is helping two million people to develop their digital skills and is improving working conditions in its supply chain, and it will maintain this focus until at least 2025. Swisscom also provides training to 1,000 apprentices.
- Doing more for the environment: Swisscom cares about the environment. It is working with its customers to reduce its CO2 emissions by 450,000 tonnes. This corresponds to 1% of Switzerland’s greenhouse gas emissions.
- Doing more for Switzerland: Swisscom uses the best networks and progressive solutions to create added value for its customers, employees, shareholders and suppliers, and for Switzerland. It provides everyone and all businesses in Switzerland with reliable ultrafast broadband. By doing this it makes Switzerland a more competitive country and a better place to live.
These three objectives are also in compliance with the company’s overall goals and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The new strategy retains the earlier objectives in relation to media skills, climate protection, being a responsible employer, maintaining a fair supply chain and a networked Switzerland. The Work Smart initiative is being further promoted in the context of the new environmental objective. Further details on Swisscom’s goals and their implementation will be provided in the 2019 Sustainability Report.