Memberships, participations and labels: reaching targets together
Multistakeholder initiatives enable us to implement our corporate social responsibility strategy faster and more effectively. We are involved with the following organisations and initiatives:
United Nations Global Compact
The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest sustainability initiative for companies. Its participations are committed to sustainable business practices. Compliance with the ten principles of the UN Global Compact and the implementation of strategic measures aid in reaching overarching targets for society, such as the Sustainable Development Goals.
The 10 principles of the UN Global Compact
CDP is a non-profit organisation that operates the most important global reporting system for managing environmental impact, which is used by investors and companies as well as city, state and regional authorities.
APG|SGA has been reporting since 2017 in the category of ‘climate change’. We are proud that for 2023 we received an A-, the second-highest rating. This makes the company one of the global leaders in climate protection – a status we plan on keeping.
Energy Saving Alliance
The Energy Saving Alliance (Energiespar-Allianz) brings together organisations throughout Switzerland that support domestic security of supply by voluntarily taking action to use energy more efficiently and more economically.
CEO4Climate represents decision-makers in Swiss business who are aiming to make an important contribution to climate protection. Having the right political framework conditions and greater leadership in business will be decisive factors in Switzerland achieving the net zero target, and also in Swiss companies helping to reduce carbon emissions in other countries.
Our CEO Markus Ehrle is committed to the principles of CEO4Climate.
Energy Agency of the Swiss Private Sector
In 2011, APG|SGA entered into a target agreement with the Energy Agency of the Swiss Private Sector (Energie-Agentur der Wirtschaft; EnAw), which contains an energy efficiency target. Through a wide range of measures and improvements, we have always managed to meet the annual target to date.
The Fair-ON-Pay standard calls on companies to have wage equality between women and men in their company reviewed and to demonstrate compliance. In 2021, APG|SGA was certified with the ‘Fair-ON-Pay’ label, and in 2023 we achieved the even stricter certification, ‘Fair-ON-Pay Advanced’. This means that the gender-specific wage difference must be below the tolerance threshold of 2.5%.
Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
The SBTi mobilises the private sector to take the lead in urgent climate protection measures. Science-based targets show companies how much and how quickly they need to decarbonise to prevent the worst impact of climate change. By setting their own ambitious, science-based emissions reduction targets, companies can make an important contribution to climate protection.
APG|SGA has signed the Commitment Letter and will soon be submitting its updated group-wide reduction targets.