Our Approach to Sustainability

We act in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and focus on SDG 13 – Climate Action. The need to switch from linear to circular economy and reach net-zero goals by companies is a must to achieve the results of the Paris Agreement. We see them as a long-lasting solution that can contribute to a better future.

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What do we do to
enhance sustainability?

Illustration of wattx' innovation process from Problem Discovery to Solution Definition to development of a lean startup based on a fully validated product concept including desirability, feasibility, viability and sustainability aspects
Phase 1:

High-level product concept

  • Analysis of your company's impact areas in terms of sustainability
  • Display of the biggest impact areas and deliver a climate scoring
  • Defining potential ideas to resolve sustainability challenges in the impact areas
Phase 2:

Fully validated product concept

  • Assessment of the product’s impact from an economical, environmental, and social perspective and its relation to the SDGs:
  • Mapping out the intersection of SDGs and the business model
  • Challenging and adapting the product or idea to avoid green washing
  • Outline of the impact of the product and preparation of sustainable product development
Phase 3:

Product live in the market

  • Setting up of sustainability measurements and goals
  • Applying state-of-the-art and project tailored tech stack
  • Development of carbon-aware and energy efficient digital products
  • Applying the most energy efficient technologies
  • Measuring the CO2 footprint of the product, avoiding and reducing unnecessary emissions
  • Deployment of the product on a sustainable infrastructure

Our latest whitepaper on sustainability

Sustainable Innovation

In order to stay competitive and successful in today’s environment, most organisations cannot rely on ‘business-as-usual’ anymore. Nowadays, everyone is speaking of the need for ‘sustainable innovation’ or even ‘sustainable digital innovation’. But what is sustainable innovation really? Where does it originate from? What does it mean to take sustainability into consideration for innovation processes?

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Leaders for Climate Action

Fighting climate change is not a solo journey. We joined Leaders for Climate Actions to ensure that our journey to become a net-zero company is transparent and up to the highest standard. We focus on collaboration with other businesses to contribute to fight against climate change.

Our most recent completed steps:

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Measured and understood our full scope of carbon footprint.

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Applied sustainablity priniclples in our office.

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Set up a policy for responsible business travel.

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Idea validation is a crucial part of innovation. It assesses the potential of new products based on facts rather than on gut feelings.

Maximilian Tscharnke
Head of Venture Development

Ventuer Development Manager Maximilian Tscharnke