Energy and Resources
As a technology company, energy efficiency has played an important role at SIX for many years. We evaluate measures on an ongoing basis to reduce our environmental footprint. We are committed, within the framework of the Zurich Energy Model, to increasing our energy efficiency by at least 2% every year. In this way we save around 300 tons of CO2 annually.
Since 2011, SIX has reduced its electricity consumption at the Swiss locations by 27% and has received a Zurich Energy Model challenge trophy in recognition of this achievement.
SIX is committed to improved environmental management at all its locations. The sites in Luxembourg make an active contribution to protecting the environment through modern waste management and since 2000 have received the "SuperDrecksKëscht" waste management quality label for their efforts. In Austria, SIX sends around 6 million postal items in a climate-neutral way each year.
In Warsaw, employees collect all types of plastic waste and make the proceeds available to a social project. SIX uses the income to finance wheelchairs designed for children. Since 2015 the staff in Warsaw have collected more than 4,000 tons of plastic.
Corporate Responsibility Report
Since 2013 SIX has been a Member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and reports in accordance with the GRI G4 standard.
Around 150 employees internationally spend time each year working on charitable projects dedicated to the environment or disadvantaged people.
Support for Public Transport
SIX supports commuting by rail, bus and tram. This enables us to save more than 2,000 tons of CO2 each year.