Big companies with big climate protection targets
The klimaaktiv pact envisions a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by participating companies by at least 50 percent by 2030. Alongside 10 other companies in Austria, Bank Austria has also committed to the new agreement.
No greenwashing, but strict climate protection
The participating large companies (pact partners) are committed to an ambitious goal: reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent by 2030 (compared to 2005). Members of the klimaaktiv pact are regularly and rigorously audited. The annual inspection and the tough criteria guarantee that the pact partners meet the requirements for climate-friendly business in a credible manner.
The klimaaktiv goals concern the following areas of action of the members:
- Energy saving & energy efficiency
- Building & Renovation
- Renewable energy sources, renewable raw materials and resource efficiency
- Awareness-raising actions
Largest geothermal energy system in the new Bank Austria headquarters
As a large Austrian company and partner company in the klimaaktiv pact2020, we are setting an example in terms of climate protection. With the new headquarters on the Austria Campus, the company's energy consumption has been drastically reduced and one of the largest geothermal energy plants in Europe in terms of surface area has been put into operation. In addition to the technical improvements, we are particularly concerned about raising the awareness of our employees. The aim is to further develop resource-conserving behaviour.
Corporate climate protection activities in all areas
In addition to the sustainable design of our company headquarters, we also operate numerous energy-saving and climate-friendly measures throughout Austria. These include the replacement of refrigeration machines in office buildings, the expansion of energy-saving features for IT equipment and ongoing energy monitoring of the branches. In addition, photovoltaic systems have been installed at suitable locations, such as Innsbruck, in order to make a contribution to renewable energy supplies. In the branch area, preference is being given to district and local heating, and existing heating oil boilers are being successively converted.
With the help of the environmental management system introduced in 2011, we have been able to continuously improve our operational environmental performance. It will continue to make a significant contribution to the most ecological use of the headquarters in the future.
With the help of the environmental management system introduced in 2011, we have been able to continuously improve our operational environmental performance. It will continue to make a significant contribution to
the most ecological use of the headquarters in
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