SDG 12: Sustainable Consumption and Production

UN-3-INVERTED
As an UN Global Compact signatory, efforts and policies to reduce our global consumption are constantly under review. WS Audiology has a long tradition of developing energy efficient hearing aids. Very often, having the industry’s lowest battery consumption is yet another reason why our hearing aids are the smarter choice. 

Users save time and money when changing fewer batteries, while also doing our environment a favor. Additionally, three out of our four premium products are rechargeable.

Lessening Our Environmental Impact

  • (January 2019, DE - See photo above) Our WS Audiology Customer Service team in Germany recently found a way to drastically lower its environmental impact. As of January 2019, all internal order entry processes have been digitalized, beginning with audiologists completing the recording online. This saves paper and toner and reduces unnecessary waste.

    The results are outstanding! In Germany alone, we save around 250,000 pages of paper per year, in addition to the hardware that would otherwise gradually wear off and eventually need replacement. We are proud to be taking steps to combat climate change and lower our carbon footprint.

Supporting Jobs while Recycling

  • (January 2019, DE) WSA regularly donates unused IT equipment to the non-profit group “Arbeit für Menschen mit Behinderung” (AfB) [English: Work Employment for Disabled]. This organization provides people with disabilities jobs such as refurbishing, selling, or disposing of certain devices and equipment. With our donations, we not only helped sponsor the work for people with disabilities, but we were also able to save 8,465 kg of iron equivalents, 15,190 kWh of energy, and 4,570 kg of CO2 equivalents.

    Step by step our impact is growing.

Click on the other icons to discover more stories

UN Goals UN Goals
UN Goals UN Goals
UN Goals UN Goals
UN Goals UN Goals
Go to the top