We use new packaging for products on digital marketplaces. An additional shipping box is no longer necessary. This is how we reduce packaging waste.
The new packaging is made of 100% recycled paper and can be 100% recycled. We have also significantly reduced the use of materials in all product packaging.
The devolo headquarters in Aachen, built in 2017, has received DGNB certification in gold. The certification system of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) makes sustainable building practically applicable, measurable and comparable. It evaluates the overall performance of a building based on a total of 37 criteria from six areas. More details on the DGNB website.
On the roof of our headquarters in Aachen we operate a PV system with an output of 60 KW. At peak times in summer, it covers up to 50 per cent of our needs there; we buy the remaining energy we need as green electricity. Through our PV system, we have been able to save over 175 tonnes of CO2 so far (as of Sept. 2021).
Together with our partner Proximus, we have optimised our packaging:The installation instructions are now printed directly on the inside, and the carton has been reduced in size. This way we gain 33 % space on the transport pallet and can pack almost twice as many adapters in the freight cartons, depending on the product. This reduces transport costs and helps to save CO2 emissions.