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Ziggo
Dont buy Click here for score rapport: 2 out of 17

Sustainability summary

Ziggo has achieved the E-label, because only a little information is published about a policy on sustainability. It is hard to see the effort Ziggo is making on sustainability. Therefore, more policy and transparency is needed.

Brand owner: VodafoneZiggo
Head office: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Sector: Telecom
Categories : Television, Internet, Telephony
Free Tags: Vodafone group, VOIP, landline, ADSL, broadband

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Ziggo sustainability score report

Last edited: 20 April 2018 by RSM - Students
Last reviewed: 20 April 2018 by Maarten

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

2 out of 10
1. Does the brand (owner) have a policy to reduce climate emissions generated from both its own operations and from beyond its own operations? Ziggo implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions both from its own operations and from beyond its own operations, such as using 100% green energy and offering green devices to consumers. Source
2. Has the brand (owner) disclosed the annual absolute climate footprint of its 'own operations', and has it accomplished an overall absolute climate footprint reduction compared to the result of the previous reporting year? Liberty Global (brand owner of Ziggo in 2016) publishes the climate footprint of its own operations, and has reduced its absolute climate footprint from 508,900 tons of CO2e in 2015 to 500,100 tons of CO2e in 2016 (Scope 1 & Scope 2 market-based; see link, page 14). Source
3. Is at least 10% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? Ziggo reports that the electricity they use is 100% green, but sources, type and additionality of supply are not specified. Source
4. Is at least 40% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 3. Source
5. Is at least 70% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 3. Source
6. Is 100% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 3. Source
7. Is the overall average Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) of the data center(s) below 1.60? Ziggo states its PUE is steadily declining, but does not mention concrete PUE values. Source
8. Is the overall average Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) of the data center(s) below 1.40? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 7. Source
9. Has the brand (owner) disclosed its annual absolute climate footprint that is 'beyond own operations', and has it accomplished an overall absolute climate footprint reduction compared to the result of the previous reporting year? Liberty Global reports that its climate footprint 'beyond own operations' has increased from 57,100 tons CO2 in 2015 to 60,400 tons CO2e in 2016, but this footprint is incomplete, missing for example emissions from suppliers and consumers (see link, page 14). Source
10. Has the brand (owner) set a target to make at least its own operations fully climate neutral by 2030, and is the brand on track to achieve this target? Neither Liberty Global, nor Ziggo state a target to achieve climate neutrality by 2030. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

0 out of 4
1. Does the brand (company) report the recycled input materials it uses for its product offering and/or new electronics used in its own operations as a percentage of its total input materials? Neither Ziggo nor Liberty global report what percentage of its input materials has been recycled. Source
2. Does the brand (owner) publish its absolute waste materials footprint and has it decreased its waste footprint compared to the previous reporting year? Liberty Global publishes only an incomplete waste footprint, as type of waste is not reported. It does report a slight decrease in amount of waste, from 17,107 tons in 2015 to 16,835 tons in 2016 (see link, page 13). Source
3. Does the brand recycle at least 90% of its waste, rather than incinerating it or dumping it on a landfill? Liberty Global reports that it recycled or reused only 60% of its total waste in 2016 (see link, page 13). Source
4. Has the brand set a target to become fully circular by 2030, and is it on track to achieving this target? Neither Ziggo nor Liberty Global report a target to become fully circular. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

0 out of 3
1. Does the brand (owner) have a supplier Code of Conduct (CoC) which includes all the basic standards to ensure workers' rights such as no child labour, no bonded labour, a safe workplace and no excessive overwork? And is there at least a progress report once every two years on implementation of this Code of Conduct? Liberty Global provides a supplier Code of Conduct (CoC), but it is insufficiently explicit about working hours and wage. Also, the summary provided about social compliance in its supply chain is inadequate, for instance with respect to problems identified and corrective actions (see previous link, page 9). Source
2. Does the brand (company) have a clear policy to only source from smelters that have passed the conflict-free audits, and has the brand already achieved this for at least one metal/mineral? Liberty Global does not report implementing the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process or a policy of their own that is guaranteed to exclude smelters of conflict minerals (see link, page 9) . Source
3. Does the brand (company) have a published list of direct suppliers that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume? Neither Liberty Global nor Ziggo provide a significant list of direct suppliers. Source