We stand for sustainability
Tele Columbus AG acknowledges its responsibility for the consequences of business activities across the entire value chain. Our sustainability strategy builds a bridge between our responsibility for a sustainable approach to doing business that takes the need of multiple generations into account and meeting the needs of our customers and partners.
As a main player in the expansion of Germany’s broadband and fibre optic network infrastructure, we work with the housing industry to empower society and enable a broad segment of the population to benefit from the opportunities offered by digitalisation. On our path to a digital future, corporate social responsibility promotes an integrated philosophy and approach to action within the company, making it a part of our corporate DNA.
Our sustainability strategy builds a bridge between our responsibility for a sustainable approach to doing business that takes the need of multiple generations into account while also meeting the needs of our customers and partners.
We take responsibility
As a company, we invest in sustainable, and therefore future-proof, technologies and are increasingly gearing all our activities towards sparing use of natural resources.
We provide high-performance and clearly structured products for our end customers. Our commitment here is to communicate transparently and on an equal footing with the users of our services at all times.
For our partners in the housing industry, our broadband networks ensure value retention of properties, make homes better places to live and allow residents to engage in social discourse.
Family-friendly working arrangements, occupational health and safety and support of employees through training opportunities matter to us. As a modern employer, we take our diversity and gender equality obligations seriously. We also promote humane working conditions in our supply chain.
To give our corporate social responsibility measures a holistic and strategic dimension, the Management Board and Supervisory Board of Tele Columbus AG have adopted a sustainability strategy that contains binding targets for each area of activity identified as material.
CO2-free network operation
We aim to achieve climate-neutral operation of all of our networks by 2024 at the latest.
Offsetting the environmental impact of flights
We aim to fully offset the greenhouse gas emissions of unavoidable flights.
Vehicle fleet: reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 30% per kilometre
We aim to reduce CO2 emissions of company car journeys by 30% by 2024.
Best customer service in the industry
We aim to provide our customers with the best customer service in the industry.
Creating a positive employer brand
Tele Columbus aims to be perceived positively as a recommended employer with the PŸUR brand by 2024.
Preventing work-related accidents with an accident rate below the industry average
We aim to reduce our work-related accident rate to well below the industry average and minimise work-related illness.
Preventing notifiable compliance breaches and monitoring supply chains
We aim to further reduce the risk of compliance incidents by 2024 at the latest through further optimisations to our compliance management system. In addition, supply chains are to be examined by means of commensurate measures, and humane working conditions are to be agreed with our suppliers through a Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct is based on the core standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Achieving greater quality and transparency on data protection matters and increasing security in IT architecture
We will have increased the protection level for personal data beyond the legally required level and have situation-appropriate processes in place to address data protection-related enquiries by 2024.
Optical fibre: a bright future
Optical fibre plays a leading role in the future of Germany’s broadband coverage. It is also instrumental in the expansion of the networks provided by Tele Columbus AG and its PΫUR brand. What makes this tool for the high-performance data communication of tomorrow so special?
Digital TV: a real energy saver
With TV cables the last remaining way of transmitting analogue television signals, and with dwindling penetration and statutory requirements additionally fuelling technical changes, 2018 marked the end of our non-digital TV and radio services.
Transparency and comparability
Our annual reports are prepared in line with the German Sustainability Code and reflect the criteria of the Global Reporting Initiative (Core Option). Some parts of the Tele Columbus Group are ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certified. Our climate-related indicators are calculated on the basis of data provided by the German Environment Agency, the Oeko-Institut and internationally accepted CO2 databases.