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Environmental sustainability

In the area of environmental sustainability, AEB is focused on SDG 12 “Responsible Consumption and Production” and SDG 13 “Climate Action.” Our activities are designed to help limit global warming to 1.5°C and minimize the consumption of resources.

Quality education
Quality education
Quality education
Quality education

Responsible consumption and production

As a software company, AEB has a low consumption of natural resources compared to companies in other sectors. The issues that concern us most here are energy consumption, land use, water consumption, and waste production. We’re constantly working on these fronts to reduce our consumption. Some actions we’ve initiated:

  • Largely eliminated paper in offices
  • Adopted a policy for electronic devices at the end of their useful life – laptops, mobile phones, etc. – to be donated, given to employees, or refurbished
  • Switched from under-utilized fixed-lease office space to variable co-working spaces at several international sites 
  • Minimized kitchen waste
  • Reduced consumption of cow’s milk and meat in favor of more alternative options (oat milk, vegetarian dishes)
Climate action
Climate action
Climate action
Climate action

Climate action

When it comes to climate action, AEB follows the principle of “first avoid, then reduce, then offset.” We began with a detailed analysis to determine the major sources of our emissions. Among the findings: employee commutes, fuel and energy consumption, business travel, and food. To reduce our emissions here, we’re taking the following actions: 

  • Introduced sustainable energy management in our HQ by heating the office space with waste heat from our on-site data center, using our rooftop solar panels to produce electricity, etc.
  • Further electrified our fleet and added new charging stations
  • Subsidized sustainable commuting options like public transit and cycling
  • Switched to green electricity at all sites with few exceptions

Rethinking and retooling carbon offsets

To offset the portion of our carbon footprint that we cannot eliminate, AEB purchases certificates in internationally recognized and certified climate projects through our partner Treeo. We also support carbon sinks such as the “Pfrunger Ried” wetland.

AEB’s CO2e footprint 2022

AEB’s carbon footprint
AEB’s carbon footprint
AEB Sustainability Report 2022
AEB Sustainability Report 2022

Read more about sustainability

Our Sustainability Report, which we voluntarily published for the first time for the year 2022, offers a detailed look at our strategy, along with the programs and activities designed to support that strategy:

AEB Sustainability Report 2022

A look at some of our programs and initiatives

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Your contacts for all things sustainability at AEB

Elisabeth Götting
Elisabeth Götting

Elisabeth Götting

Hannah Eichhorn
Hannah Eichhorn

Hannah Eichhorn

Christian Bylda-Hermens
Christian Bylda-Hermens

Christian Bylda-Hermens

Yvonne Kastenholz
Yvonne Kastenholz

Yvonne Kastenholz

You can reach AEB’s Sustainability Team at sustainability@aeb.com.