Our value to society is to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.
Here you can find some examples of our value creation through our direct operations and services.
Using our Impact Valuation Framework, we calculate our positive and negative impacts in monetary terms (CHF). We calculate the traditional indicators of socioeconomic contributions, such as the taxes we pay, and add our positive impacts, such as the impact of our investment in community programs, employee training and well-being initiatives. Then we detract our negative impacts, such as the negative impacts of the waste we generate or the electricity we consume, to determine a total figure of the value to society that we have created in a given year.
Direct Operations and Supply Chain
Applying our Impact Valuation Framework, in 2020, our total value to society from our direct operations and supply chain was +CHF 5 496 million. The value of our positive benefit to society was +CHF 6 225 million. This was primarily created through profit generation, paying taxes and wages, investing in training and data security. We also generated CHF 759 million of negative societal impacts, primarily driven by the environmental footprint of our supply chain.