Swissgrid has always taken a long-term and sustainable approach to its business activities. As part of its strategy development, Swissgrid has decided to systematise the ecological, economic and social measures already in place in the various business areas and to anchor sustainability even more throughout the company. All areas of sustainability management at Swissgrid are now grouped together under «Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility» (CSER) and represent an important component of Swissgrid’s Strategy 2027.
Fields of action
Swissgrid is guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is committed to four fields of action.
|Purpose||Swissgrid meets its key responsibility and ensures its economic efficiency in the long term.|
|People||Swissgrid takes its social responsibility towards its employees, contractors and other stakeholders seriously.|
|Partnership||Swissgrid behaves with integrity, minimises risks and creates added value for society through cooperation with stakeholders.|
|Planet||Swissgrid acts responsibly towards the environment.|
Swissgrid has laid the foundations for its commitment to sustainability by drawing up a materiality analysis in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. The materiality analysis indicates the relevance of economic, ecological and social issues from the perspective of Swissgrid and its stakeholders, divided into the four fields of action Purpose, People, Partnership and Planet.
The result of the materiality analysis is presented as a matrix that combines two aspects of materiality. The vertical axis represents the assessment by Swissgrid’s stakeholders of topics over which the company has a significant influence. The horizontal axis illustrates on the one hand how the company is affected by certain issues (outside-in) and, on the other hand, the impact of the company’s business activities on the economy, the environment and society (inside-out). The vertical dimension will be explored in even more detail in the future by directly involving the stakeholders. It currently represents a preliminary evaluation by Swissgrid of the relevance of the topics for the stakeholders. Targets for the material topics will be continuously defined during normal management cycles and appropriate measures implemented.
What we do
Swissgrid contributes to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals within the framework of Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility. Sustainability is actively put into practice in all of Swissgrid’s activities.