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Vertical garden at Fronius International Wels

Projects for raising awareness

Let’s think about it…

How can we encourage our fellow human beings to give some thought to issues relating to sustainability? Measures that could result in massive changes with minimal personal input often fail to be implemented simply due to a lack of awareness. Either that or we already care deeply about certain issues but don’t know where to start to make changes. 

 

At Fronius, we are thinking about how to call to action those who think “if it’s just me doing it, nothing will change anyway.” We believe that all of us can do something to reduce our ecological footprint and that is why a number of internal campaigns have already been launched. 

Our campaigns

Bike to work

Bike to work

Many employees use the health-promoting and environmentally friendly means of transportation that is cycling for their commute to work. Fronius is fully behind our cycling commuters, takes part in the annual mobility week, and distributes goody bags to everyone who cycles to work instead of driving during that week.

The infrastructure at Fronius has also been upgraded to provide dry and safe places for employees to leave their bikes as well as additional charging stations for e-bikes – supplied with green energy, of course.

 

Waste separation campaign

Several aspects of waste are being explored across a number of communication channels over an extended period of time to make as many employees as possible aware of the issues. Articles on the intranet and posts on social media provide interesting facts and include tips about what each individual can do to help. At Fronius, 80% of material is recycled, reused, or composted. We favor using our own cups over paper ones for our coffee machines, which in turn also prevents waste. And speaking of coffee, there are a few things to take into account when disposing of coffee capsules to ensure that the valuable raw materials can be recycled. For example, did you know that: 

  • Aluminum is 100% recyclable and there are no limits to how often it can be reused?
  • The process of recycling aluminum consumes up to 95% less energy than the production of primary metal?
  • Aluminum retains its properties, regardless of how often it is recycled?

 

Prevent waste, even with your daily cup of coffee

Our coffee machines use biodegradable paper cups – but the only thing better than recyclable waste is no waste at all.

In this case, the solution comes in the form of employees’ own cups that replace disposable ones. There is another argument for employees to use their own cups that serves as an additional incentive on top of the environmental aspect: the machines automatically detect that they do not need to provide a cup, which reduces the price for employees. At Fronius, around 1,000,000 disposable cups are used at the various machines every year.

 

Anti-smoking campaign Fronius

“No butts about it!”

An animated video brings to screens just why carelessly discarded cigarette butts are not just a visual crime against the environment. Did you know that one cigarette butt contaminates up to 60 liters of groundwater when thoughtlessly thrown on the floor? Cigarettes contain around 4,000 chemicals and it can take up to 15 years for a cigarette butt to decompose. Our employees have the chance to test and consolidate their knowledge in an entertaining waste separation quiz.

Fronius site in Pettenbach

Sustainability at Fronius

Discover what Fronius contributes to the preservation of our environment. Our Sustainability Report is a detailed booklet which shows the reader what kind of sustainable actions we take.
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Fronius Earth Mission - Sustainability Report 2020