COLLABORATION PARTNERS & CLIENTS
In addition to reducing CO2 emissions with energy efficiency measures and switching to electricity from 100 % renewable energy sources, the next logical step is the implementation of the "carbon-neutral net" by making a voluntary contribution to climate protection projects managed by Climate Austria. Thanks to this collaboration, A1 clients benefit from carbon-neutral use of the A1 network to make phone calls, surf the Internet and watch TV.
ACC Agentur für Creative Communication
Founded in 1980 out of a passion for communication and advertising, our goal is to make brands effective. In order to be able to fulfil our purpose for many years and generations to come, we make contributions to preserve our environment and nature. This takes the form of CO2 compensation, energy procurement from renewable sources, the use of local and regional resources in production (e.g. print products) and the provision of incentives for our employees (e.g. Ummadum).
As a traditional Austrian family business, Almdudler's heart beats not only for Alpine herbs and the local mountains, but also for sustainability and environmental protection at all levels. Almdudler ensures that all of its products are manufactured to the highest environmental standards, has been cooperating with the Austrian Alpine Association for over 10 years to protect the Austrian Alps, and the iconic Almdudler reusable glass bottle has been the environmentally friendly centrepiece of the brand since 1957. The cooperation with Climate Austria to support climate protection measures is an intrinsic concern for Almdudler, so that we can continue to experience convivial moments together in local mountains and forests in the future.
Austrian Airlines is well aware of its responsibility towards the climate and the environment. Austrian Airlines’ corporate culture revolves around doing business in a sustainable and responsible way. Thanks to the collaboration with Climate Austria, Austrian Airlines gives its clients the opportunity of compensating for CO2 emissions caused by their trip at the time of booking.
Austrian Energy Agency
The Austrian Energy Agency offers answers for the future of energy. We provide scientifically founded advice for decisionmakers in politics, business and administration. Our strategic focus is on achieving a fossil-free future, shifting the energy system towards smart energy, and supporting the resulting transformation of energy-related industries. The Austrian Energy Agency manages programmes and campaigns, provides advice on energy programmes and participates in various projects as project coordinator or partner. Our core competence is energy efficiency, responsibility for our climate and environment is a permanent feature of our organization. Unavoidable emissions such as those caused by business trips we offset with Climate Austria.
Austria Glas Recycling GmbH
Artisan Wines is a collaboration partner of Climate Austria and produces a large variety of CO2 neutral white and red wines in Halbturn/Burgenland. The company offsets CO2 emissions released during the wine production process.
Bacher Touristik GmbH, Bus- und Reiseunternehmen
The sustainable thinking of the Carinthian family business was certified with the Austrian Eco-label in September 2020. The bus company has the most modern luxury coaches of the Euro 6 emission standard and offers a fleet with different bus sizes (up to 82-seater). This means that every customer can be offered efficient utilisation with the lowest possible CO2 emissions. Within the framework of an ISO environmental certification, all operational processes were thoroughly checked for sustainability. Energy efficiency, resource conservation, health, environmental compatibility and regional added value were also assessed and certified by Energieforum Kärnten. Bacher Reisen offers climate-conscious offers for school trips and group trips under the title "Class trips for a healthy climate". With the innovative project "Cool in die Schul" (Cool in School), Bacher Reisen promotes climate-conscious school travel. The Climate Austria offer complements the environmental strategy of Bacher Reisen. In its corporate mission statement, the company focuses on continuous development in terms of climate protection.
Austrian Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism
A responsible approach to nature is a conscious decision that can also be implemented when travelling. In line with our corporate philosophy of sustainability and CSR we would like to encourage our customers to minimise their Ecological Footprint and compensate the CO2 emissions caused by the journey. Thanks to Climate Austria we are getting one step closer to climate neutrality.
Danone is committed to sustainable development and believes in carbon-neutral production. Inevitable CO2 emissions associated with business trips by plane or car are compensated for via Climate Austria.
"Der Service Gärtner" landscaping service
Established in 2000, "Der Service Gärtner" is a service for nature-respecting landscaping and high-quality gardening services for private clients. The company lives and breathes this commitment to nature by not using any artificial plant protection products or inorganic fertilizers. In addition, all corporate trips have been carbon-neutral since 2014. In addition, the company also invests in comprehensive employee training. For "Der Service Gärnter," it makes sense to collaborate with Climate Austria because it is a fitting complement for the company's sustainability-related activities.
Europäische Reiseversicherung AG
Simply concluding travel insurances for private and business travel online - in cooperation with Climate Austria, we offer our customers the option of voluntary compensation for CO2 emissions and therefore national ones and international climate protection projects. As the largest Austrian travel insurer and part of the Generali Group, we are also involved in their numerous initiatives, for example "Environmental Management System" whose goal is to improve environmental performance in the areas of energy, paper and water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and waste reduction.
As Austria's largest mill, climate protection is a central concern for GoodMills Austria. The supply of domestic grain needs healthy soils, biodiversity and a balanced climate here in Austria. With its measures, GoodMills Austria wants to raise awareness for sustainability in food production and initiate the gradual change towards a 100% climate-friendly way of doing business. In addition to the switch to green electricity, energy efficiency measures and the zero-waste principle for food, the compensation of CO2 emissions is an important component.
Feuerbestattung Oberösterreich/Cremation Upper Austria
Cremations have an exemplary ecological footprint. During the technical planning phase, Feuerbestattung Upper Austria made sure to use sophisticated filters to achieve maximum emission reduction. This is a one-of-a-kind environmental and energy concept that minimizes the carbon footprint of the deceased. Feuerbestattung Oberösterreich has teamed up with Climate Austria to guarantee that a person's last footprint is done in a highly responsible way. Since February 2016, all cremations have carbon-neutral.
Flughafen Wien AG/Vienna Airport
Vienna Airport strongly believes in corporate social responsibility and in a mindful interaction with the environment and society. This is why Vienna Airport has been supporting projects such as "Climate Austria" dedicated to environmental protection since 2008. The airport has also taken initiatives to further reduce CO2 emissions.
Grasl Druck & Neue Medien/Grasl Printing & New Media
Grasl has been a collaboration partner of Climate Austria since the very beginning. Its Fair Print option gives clients the opportunity of having their print products produced in a climate-neutral way.
Gutwinski Management GmbH
Gutwinski Management is a consulting firm for environmental and occupational safety projects, the developer of the gutwin legal management software as well as a seminar organizer. Protecting the environment is an inherent part of the company's corporate culture. It compensates for inevitable CO2 emissions by using the services of Climate Austria.
ITSCON GmbH & Co KG
ITSCON GmbH & Co KG is a consulting company for data protection and IT security in Linz. ITSCON advises clients of all sizes on the design, implementation and further development of secure and data protection-compliant processes, organisations and services. Unavoidable energy consumption resulting from business trips and energy consumption during office operations is offset in cooperation with Climate Austria.
The hotel Hintertuxerhof is organising the annual "Goldie Days" - a vintage car lovers week - as well as the well-known "Hintertuxer Gletscherkönig" every second year. This event brings fans of vintage tractors together to meet and tour around. It's a good possibility to combine the passion for vintage cars with the topic climate protection while compensating the CO2 emissions of the event by using the services of Climate Austria.
www.hintertuxerhof.at, www.goldiedays.at, www.gletscherkönig.at
Kanzian Engineering and Consulting GmbH
KANZIAN ENGINEERING UND CONSULTING GMBH (abbreviated KEC, www.kec.at) has been certified according to ISO 14001 since 2001 and has been audited according to EMAS since 2004 - as Austria's first environmental consultant. We have been compensating our CO2 emissions with Climate Austria since 2013. Since we are aware of our role model function, we are taking further initiatives - for example, we have been driving the majority of customer appointments with an electric car or publicly since 2016; the remaining CO2 emissions are still fully offset at Climate Austria. We have been advising our customers in the environmental, quality, energy and occupational safety area since 2013 CO2 neutral. In the software area, we avoid cloud solutions, which means that the CO2 effects of our legal compliance (KEC-LexTool®LC) and occupational safety products (KEC-LexTool®SAFETY) are low. In our consultations or audits, CO2 minimization and the possibility of compensation are always a key issue.
Kabran Verpflegungssysteme/Kabran Vending Machines
In the past few years, KABRAN Verpflegungssysteme has evolved to become a continuously growing provider of vending machines in eastern Austria. This makes the family-owned business a reliable a no-nonsense partner for its clients. Climate Austria has been helping Kabran offset its corporate emissions since 2014.
Since its establishment, MAM has focused on well-being, safety and health for the next generation. MAM manufactures products that calm babies aged 0 to 3 years, help with nursing and feeding and thus have a positive impact on children's teeth. Long-term thinking and acting is a key element at the family-owned business MAM, whether it's financially, socially or environmentally. All business-related air and car travel can be offset thanks to the company’s collaboration with Climate Austria. By doing so, we are taking yet another step in making our Austria-based company a climate-neutral business.
MODUL University Vienna
The MODUL University Vienna is a modern university with an international focus and English as the primary language. Sustainability, CSR and the careful use of resources are key elements of all study plans and an inherent part of corporate daily business. Inevitable business trips (train, car, air) are offset in collaboration with Climate Austria.
The Austrian Federal Constitution, Article 30 (3) B-VG, assigns the support of the legislative bodies of the Federation and the Austrian Members of the European Parliament to the Parliamentary Directorate under the direction of the President of the National Council. The approximately 470 staff members guarantee the smooth running of parliamentary business and provide services for all those interested in parliamentary life. The special features of parliamentary operations require a flexible deployment of staff, which is why employees who work in several organisational units are listed several times. The Parliamentary Administration offsets the CO2 emissions caused by air service travel through Austrian climate protection projects. In addition, it implements numerous environmental protection measures in its operations.
Austrian Post implemented carbon-neutral delivery for all its items in 2011. The company compensates for those CO2 emissions that cannot be avoided by making donations earmarked for climate protection. A share of these voluntary contributions goes to national climate projection projects via Climate Austria.
Phidelity is an Austrian technology Start-up that is specialized in selling wood headphones. Even though domestic production has not yet been realized due to the company's recent history, Phidelity compensates for the CO2 emissions of foreign production and the transport of the wooden headphones to Austria. Through its cooperation with Climate Austria, Phidelity aims to help make the technology industry more ecologic and demonstrate that sustainability has a place in every company.
Puaschitz IT GmbH
Puaschitz IT GmbH is the perfect example that green thinking and IT are not mutually exclusive. True to a "green IT" spirit, Puaschitz offsets all CO2 emissions released during business trips and energy consumption at its offices.
Raiffeisen Bausparkasse Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Sustainability and social responsibility are at the core of Raiffeisen’s business philosophy. For Raiffeisen, it is only natural to make a contribution to climate protection. It was an easy decision for us to support a forestry project in Zimbabwe: the project's main aspects–sustainability and increased quality of life for the local population–also describe our financing products. This allows our clients to make a contribution to climate protection in addition to owning their dream home.
SalzburgMilch shows how modern dairy farming can be reconciled with ambitious values. The focus of all its decisions is on animal welfare and sustainability. Its own sustainability programme ensures that the company's carbon footprint is as small as possible. Where emissions cannot be avoided, the premium milk producers rely on cooperation with Climate Austria. Information on SalzburgMilch's sustainability programme can be found at www.milch.com/sustainability.
As a company that has vehicle washing facilities in the Purkersdorf region and the biosphere reserve, we are aware of our responsibility towards our environment and climate protection. Our social commitment and ecological sustainability is part of our company philosophy. In addition to resource-saving use, the use of renewable energy, the use of environmentally friendly detergents, concentrate recovery and modern sludge and oil separators, we also make a contribution through Climate-Austria, which supports national and international projects that help prevent the unavoidable CO2 emissions in the reduced to the same extent.
As a Sri Lanka expert and online travel agency, Srivisio offers flights to the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. We see many positive aspects of travelling, but we are also aware of the climate-damaging CO2 emissions caused by flying. Thanks to our cooperation partner Climate Austria, we have the opportunity to motivate our customers to personally offset the CO2 emissions caused by flying. Only through sustainable thinking can we preserve the natural beauty of our planet and continue to spend unforgettable stays in paradises.
Skarabela Fahrschule/Skarabela Driving School
Easy Drivers - Skarabela Driving School in Groß-Enzersdorf (Lower Austria) believes in sustainability. Among many activities to support this goal, it relies on electric cars for teaching purposes in an effort to reduce reservations regarding e-mobility. The company produces electricity from its own photovoltaic facility and from water. All inevitable CO2 emissions released during driver education are offset with Climate Austria.
City of Vienna
The printing facilities (magistrate department 21) and the energy planning service (magistrate department 20) have taken carbon-neutral printing to the next level. Oftentimes, CO2 emissions cannot be avoided altogether. However, such emissions can be compensated for elsewhere. For this purpose, every product is matched with a CO2 value per kilo of printed matter and the compensation contribution is automatically included in the price. This collected contribution is primarily used for climate protection projects in Vienna.
Steirischer herbst is the oldest multidisciplinary festival for contemporary art in Europe. For steirischer herbst '20, climate protection is not an empty promise, but an important concern. That is why the CO2 emissions that arise as part of the art project “Das Finale” are calculated and evaluated by Climate Austria, so that those emissions that cannot be avoided through savings and efficiency measures can be actively offset by Climate Austria.
STAPPERT Fleischmann is a leading stockholding distributor of stainless, highly corrosion and heat-resistant steels with direct access to 20,000 products and is the competent partner for stainless steel requirements. Every year, despite avoidance and reduction, logistics operations emit unavoidable CO2. In a pilot project, the CO2 emissions of two standard tours were determined and compensated in cooperation with Climate Austria.
TÜV SÜD is the reliable partner for industry, trade and the service sector as well as for private customers. We are setting a good example, particularly in the context of certifications in the environmental and sustainability area (ISO 14001, EMAS, CSR, emissions trading). Customers and partners are audited and accompanied by the Business Unit Management Service of the TÜV SÜD regional company Austria “CO2-neutral”. The “CO2-neutral audit” is achieved through the voluntary support of climate protection projects via Climate Austria. However, our goal is not just compensation, we want to continuously reduce our carbon footprint through various and diverse measures. Above all, we want to achieve our goal with the "avoid before reduce before compensate" approach. Because "Whoever gets better stays good".
The Trail Angels are a development agency specializing in sustainable, transformative travel and at the same time the travel agency for it. With Fair Trails® incomparable trekkings are offered, the aim of which is fair partnerships with the local population and a gentle treatment of nature. And precisely for this reason, let the traveler immerse himself in the country and culture.
TREEDAY is a "Green Lifestyle Guide" and CSR reporting tool. This online sustainability platform connects consumers and companies that support a sustainable and mindful lifestyle. TREEDAY not only offsets all business trips via Climate Austria, but it also helps other businesses make its sustainability initiatives visible to their clients and serve as an example to follow.
As the most important expert institution for the environment in Austria and one of the leading environmental consultants in Europe, the Federal Environment Agency is also active internationally. The radius of action ranges from Eastern and South-Eastern Europe to the Mediterranean states and Central Asia. We now have projects in over 60 countries.
Within the framework of the EMAS environmental management system, we are committed to reducing the negative environmental impacts of our activities. Therefore, we compensate the emissions caused by air travel via Climate Austria. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Verband Druck & Medientechnik/Association Printing and Media Technology
The Association "Printing and Media Technology" helped establish the "print CO2-neutral" certificate in collaboration with Climate Austria. Printing businesses use the calculator provided by the association to determine their CO2 emissions and compensate for them via Climate Austria.
With state-of-the-art technology and customer-oriented services, the Vienna Stock Exchange makes a significant contribution to an internationally competitive capital market. The VÖNIX Sustainability Index has been calculated since 2005 as one of the world's first national sustainability indices. In 2009, the first CEE sustainability index, CECE SRI, was launched. In 2020, the Vienna Stock Exchange joined the Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative of the United Nations and thus voluntarily commits to promoting long-term and sustainable investments as well as the disclosure of ESG key figures in dialogue with investors, companies and the regulatory authorities. In parallel to the efforts to reduce emissions, non-avoidable CO2 emissions of the company are compensated through the cooperation with Climate Austria.
Verkehrsbüro Business Services
Verkehrsbüro Business Services is an expert for professional business trip management. Its service portfolio includes all aspects of business trips as well as related consultation services. Everything is geared towards a mindful and sustainable use of resources. The company compiles its reports and recommendations about CO2 emissions in collaboration with Climate Austria.
WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
WU is an international university that is very aware of its responsibility to society and the environment and acts conscientiously in all that it does. Sustainability has always been one of the key guiding principles in planning, building, and operating the WU campus. WU has now made another important step forward in this area by becoming CO2 neutral. WU is now Austria’s first climate-neutral university.
XENOX is a Linz-based jewellery brand with a lot of personality and an unmistakable identity. Founded in 1999, the XENOX brand has stood for fashionable design as well as high quality awareness since the beginning and has been one of the market leaders in its price segment for years. The products are sold in more than 1,000 shops and are also available in the company's own online shop.
Among other events, Climate Austria has compensated for the CO2 emissions of the 2017 Municipal Summer Talks in Bad Aussee and the 2017 ÖGUT Annual Reception. The compensation covers all emissions released during the transport to and from the event venue as well as the energy consumption during the event.
Calculating the carbon footprint:
Climate Austria calculated the CO2 emissions for the Annual Conference of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Economic Forum in Warsaw. This included the calculation of CO2 emissions for all air travel and energy consumption of approximately 4,000 participants. Subsequently, all emissions were offset via a climate protection project in Poland.