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IWB Industrielle Werke Basel


IWB supplies the Basel region. With energy. With water. With telecoms. With mobility. In Switzerland, IWB is the first port of call for climate-friendly energy.

Other Commitments

Energy Generation & Installation

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Dietmar Küther

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Company's pledges

Goal 1

Core business

By 2030, we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 45 % (Scopes 1, 2 & 3) compared with 2021, and commit to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)*. 

* The reduction in electricity production is 69 % (Scope 1) and 42 % each in district heating production (Scope 1) and natural gas sales (Scope 3).


Goal 2

Core business

By 2030, 50'000 new and existing customers benefit from transformed and sustainable neighbourhoods, settlements and industrial sites through our IWB products, services and consulting*. 

* They include new heating networks with renewable energy and renewable energy source, newly connected customers to renewable energy supply, photovoltaic systems newly installed at customers' premises. New customers can benefit from new electric charging stations with renewable energy or from newly built large-scale photovoltaic systems.


Goal 3

Internal operations

By 2030, we achieve the Work-Family Balance "Professional" certificate and remain Great Place to Work® certified*. 

* Our interim goal by 2025 is to achieve the Work-Family Balance "Advanced" certification.


Goal 4

Supply chain

By 2026, we achieve improvements of at least 20 % in environmental protection, circular economy, occupational safety, human and labour rights among our suppliers and procurement, compared with 2022*. 

* Supplier improvements measured through self-assessments on the Integrity Next platform, where progress means a better rating based on completed assessments in the IntegrityNext traffic light system. Improvements in procurement mean greater consideration of sustainability criteria in the evaluation of submissions, i.e. weighting of criteria (CLW, occupational safety, human rights, emissions, etc.).


Goal 5

Collective Action

By 2030, we develop over 30 hectares of additional close-to-nature land, so that 50 % of the land area in IWB ownership are near-natural and biodiverse habitats by 2030*. 

* All areas are certified by the Natur&Wirtschaft Foundation and confirmed as close-to-nature l and biodiverse habitats.

Scope of pledges

IWB Industrielle Werke Basel operates in Switzerland. The pledges taken within the STI framework relate to the sustainability policy applying to all IWB Industrielle Werke Basel operations carried out in Switzerland. The company is therefore accountable for their implementation within the limits of its scope of activity.


By 2025 systematically indicates the end of the year, meaning: By the end of 2025 (unless otherwise defined, such as fiscal year) 

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