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Sustainability summary

1&1 has achieved the E-label, because only a little information is published about a policy on sustainability. It is hard to see the effort 1&1 is making on sustainability. Therefore, more policy and transparency is needed.

Brand owner: United Internet AG
Head office: Montabur, Germany
Sector: Telecom
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Free Tags: United Internet AG, mobile communications, internet

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1&1 sustainability score report

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

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

0 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? 1&1 implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations, such as using energy-efficient data centers, but it is not clear whether they also implement measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from beyond its own operations. 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? United Internet (brand owner of 1&1 has not published the climate footprint of its own operations in 2016 (e.g., see link, pages 76, 77). Source
3. Is at least 10% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? United Internet reports using renewable energy, but sources, types and additionality of supply are not specified clearly enough (see link pages 76, 77). 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? United Internet does not report its average Power Usage Efficiency value for its data centers. 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? United Internet has not published its climate footprint beyond own operations in 2016. 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? United Internet does not communicate any information on its climate footprint towards a climate neutrality goal for its own operations. 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? United Internet does not report what percentage of 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? United Internet does not report on the annual results of its waste reduction policy. Source
3. Does the brand recycle at least 90% of its waste, rather than incinerating it or dumping it on a landfill? United Internet does not report what percentage of its total waste has been recycled. Source
4. Has the brand set a target to become fully circular by 2030, and is it on track to achieving this target? United Internet does not 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? United Internet mentions a Code of Conduct (CoC), but this is┬ánot a supplier CoC. 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? United Internet does not report implementing the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process or a policy of their own that excludes smelters of conflict minerals. 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? United Internet does not publish a significant list of direct suppliers. Source