Sustainability

Our commitment to the global sustainability goals

The principles of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) form a key foundation for our sustainability work. On this basis, we have identified 10 sustainability goals where we can have the greatest impact. This is where we’d like to focus.

Please select an icon mentioned hereunder to learn more about how Qolac helps to achieve the goal and what are Qolac’s goal for specific SDG indicators.

Highest priority SDGs for Qolac's operations

Second priority SDGs for Qolac’s operations

SDGs we may impact more indirectly

The United Nations’ 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) form the basis for our sustainability work. Our business activities can have the most major impact on ten of these SDGs.

For the financial years 2021 and 2022, we are focusing on measures to combat climate change (SDG 13), to promote affordable and clean energy (SDG 7), to improve working conditions (SDG 8), to promote fair business practices along the entire supply chain (SDG 16) and to ensure the safety and health of our employees (SDG 3).

Our employees are the basis of our success. We want them to have good physical and mental health. We do all we can to avoid work-related accidents, injuries and illnesses. To this end, we have established specialist groups for occupational health and safety. Our operational health management strategy allows us to strengthen employees’ health awareness and promotes a healthy workplace.

Drinking water is essential for life. Our services in pipeline construction and maintenance enable us to contribute to a safe water supply and waste water disposal. Water is also essential to the reliable operation of many of our power plants. We aim to reduce the associated impact on water-related ecosystems as much as possible and are committed to the protection of these ecosystems.

Access to sustainable energy services, greater energy efficiency and the expansion of renewable energies are among our key strategic areas. Since 2013, we have invested solely in renewable energies for power plant projects. This includes, for example, investments in the construction of various small-scale Swiss hydroelectric power stations and in wind farms in Norway and France. By 2023, 75% of our production capacity will be renewable.