We strive to create a sustainable future. We acknowledge our impact on the environment and society and aim to make a positive difference.
TeKaNet is a leading provider of network and data center services, serving businesses and organizations of all sizes. Our goal is to enable seamless communication within organizations and facilitate the growth and success of our clients.
We create connections.
With over 25 years of experience, we provide customized structured cabling solutions for data centers, ensuring secure and reliable connections. Our skilled professionals focus on ongoing development and sustainability. By actively engaging with industry organizations, we deliver optimal solutions. We value transparency, integrity, and long-term relationships in making connections that matter.
The Purpose of Our Sustainability Report
We aim to inspire and create a positive impact. Our sustainability report highlights responsible business practices, employee development, community engagement, and environmental management. It provides stakeholders with an overview of our goals and progress, based on data from various sources.
Sustainability is central to our business strategy, and this report demonstrates our commitment while fostering collective efforts for a sustainable future. We value communication with stakeholders to raise awareness and promote a more sustainable world
Sustainability is critical to the long-term success of our business and the well-being of our stakeholders. To ensure that we are effectively managing our sustainability performance, we have implemented a robust governance structure that sets clear roles and responsibilities for sustainability across our organization.
Governance Structure and Responibilities
Since 2021 our Sustainability Committee oversees strategy implementation, integrating sustainability into all operations. It sets targets, monitors progress, and reports performance to stakeholders.
Policies and Procedures Related to Sustainability
We have established policies and procedures to guide our sustainability efforts, including a Code of Conduct that outlines our ethical principles, respect for human rights, anti-corruption measures, and promotion of environmental sustainability.
We are committed to minimizing our impact on the environment and promoting sustainable practices across all areas of our business. As a service company without production facilities, most emissions are generated in the areas of travel and transport.
Environmental Management System and Policies
We implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS) to identify and manage environmental impacts, using KlimAktiv gGmbH's industry calculator for internationally standardized environmental indicators and CO2 balancing.
Energy Consumption and Emissions
We are dedicated to reducing our energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The total energy consumption in 2022 was 13.7% below the value of the previous year. This is largely due to the photovoltaic system on our roof.
Total Energy Consumption
Solar Production in Total
In 2022, the emission values for 2021 were determined for the first time and this was set as the base year. In the further course of 2022, the reduction path was determined. This envisages a 50% reduction in emissions from Scope 1+2 and Scope 3.
Greenhouse gas emissions
Due to the exceptional business activity of this year, greenhouse gas emissions increased slightly in 2022. For 2023, we will increase our efforts to return to the reduction path.
Waste Management and Recycling
We are dedicated to reducing waste and improving recycling. Waste Collection Points with separate bins for recyclable materials have been established. Our employees also receive training on minimizing non-recyclable waste whenever feasible.
We maintain constant communication with our suppliers to enhance package sizes and minimize waste.
SDGs and TeKaNet’s Commitment
This table illustrates how TeKaNet is aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and how we are committed to achieving these goals.
Affordable and Clean Energy
|We are committed to reducing our energy consumption and emissions by implementing an environmental management system and using renewable energy sources like solar power.|
Decent Work and Economic Growth
|We are committed to providing fair labor practices and a safe working environment for our employees. We also strive to make positive economic contributions through our business activities.|
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
As a network cable company, we are committed to providing high-quality and innovative products and services to our customers. We also prioritize infrastructure development and maintenance to ensure reliable and efficient connectivity.
Sustainable Cities and Communities
|We are committed to engaging with local communities and promoting sustainable development practices. Our initiatives include supporting community development projects and implementing sustainable waste management and recycling programs.|
Responsible Consumption and Production
|We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and promoting sustainable consumption and production practices. This includes minimizing waste and using eco-friendly materials in our products and packaging.|
|We are committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and promoting climate action through our environmental management system, use of renewable energy, and support of sustainable transportation.|
Partnerships for the Goals
|We are committed to collaborating with our stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, and local communities, to promote sustainable development and achieve our sustainability goals.|
At TeKaNet, we believe in creating a positive impact on society and empowering our employees, customers, and communities. We recognize our responsibility to ensure that our operations promote social well-being and contribute to sustainable development.
Our commitment to social performance is based on four key pillars:
Employment and Labor Practices
We prioritize our employees' well-being through a secure, healthy, and encouraging work environment. Our fair employment practices, competitive compensation, professional growth opportunities, and merit-based hiring reflect our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Human Rights and Diversity
We value human rights and diversity for our success. Ethical conduct guides us to never violate rights. Discrimination, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited. We encourage reporting of incidents.
Community Engagement and Development
As a community member, we support its well-being and progress. Through active stakeholder engagement, we seek mutually beneficial opportunities. We contribute to local initiatives promoting social, environmental, and economic sustainability, such as Heimat- und Geschichtsverein Aschaffenburg Schweinheim e.V. and Freiwillige Feuerwehr Thüringhausen.
Health and Safety
At TeKaNet, we prioritize health and safety. Strict policies ensure a safe working environment. We improve our health and safety manual through ongoing assessments. Our online training platform and access to medical services further support employee well-being.
Future Sustainability Goals and Plans
TeKaNet has achieved remarkable progress in its sustainability efforts in recent years. Moving forward, our commitment remains strong in maintaining this momentum and further reducing greenhouse gas emissions while investing in renewable energy sources.
We are continuously exploring innovative approaches to enhance the sustainability of our products and services. This includes the development of eco-friendly network cables and infrastructure, as we strive to contribute to a greener future.
TeKaNet embraces sustainability as an ongoing journey, striving for continuous improvement. We engage stakeholders and value their feedback to shape our sustainability strategy for the future.
Zukünftige Trends in der Netzwerkbranche
The network industry is rapidly evolving, and TeKaNet is well-positioned to adapt to these changes. The increasing demand for high-speed internet and the growth of Data Center Environments are new opportunities for the industry.
However, these developments also bring new challenges for sustainability, such as the need to reuse waste heat from data centers and make them more energy efficient. We are committed to staying at the forefront of these trends and will continue to innovate and improve our sustainability performance in the years to come.
“Sustainability starts with connection – let’s work together.”