Ompex – We are sustainability

The sustainable use of energy is one of the greatest challenges of our age. We embrace this challenge and are committed to an environmentally, economically and societally sustainable future.

Ompex spirit

When Ompex first launched an internal sustainability project a few years ago, it was a little-noticed sideshow. It lacked the spirit and dynamism that we are used to from energy trading and from cooperation with our business partners. Only when we realised that we had to tackle the task together did the endeavour slowly gain momentum. We formed teams that have since been working on different sustainability subtasks. By involving a large part of our staff, the project became a common endeavour, which was to become the cornerstone of our success.

Sustainability challenge

In order to determine the footprint of our own trading, we started to systematically record the climate-damaging emissions we cause. Ompex’s carbon emissions are recorded, as are the emissions in the private sphere of its employees, including their families. Consideration of our footprint even led to a little internal business rivalry. Employees make suggestions for more sustainable actions on the notice board in the break room. In fact, many of these suggestions have already been implemented. Since then, our coffee beans have been organically sourced and are delivered in reusable 5kg containers. Complete digitalisation of accounting means we have drastically reduced paper consumption. We are of course aware that there is still potential, especially in big items such as mobility and comfort heating.

Support of climate projects

In order to contribute to a sustainable society, Ompex supports various sustainability projects in the areas of climate protection, the environment and recycling. Ompex’s goal is a cross-company undertaking, which is why Ompex offers employees the opportunity to participate in the projects. The contributions made privately by employees are doubled by Ompex.

Sustainability portfolio

Since 2018, Ompex has been making financial contributions to various sustainability projects. Employee involvement is an important element in consolidating the concept of sustainability within the company. Selecting the projects to be supported is therefore a team effort and is refined from year to year. Diversification of the proposed projects means that different aspects of a sustainable, environmental future can be covered.

Ompex’s sustainability portfolio currently consists of the following projects: Oberallmeindkorporation Schwyz, MoorFuture, CarboCert