At hydrosolutions GmbH, sustainability lies at the core of our culture. We perceive ourselves as an integral part of the global society and strive to make meaningful contributions to sustainable development. Our commitment to sustainability is a constantly evolving process. Currently, we place our focus on the following areas:
Improved and transparent water resources management
Our projects actively promote transparency and modernization in water resources management. To gain a better understanding of our approach, we invite you to explore our project site.
Education and nurturing of the next generation of water managers
We supervise master's theses from Switzerland and our project regions. Additionally, we offer internships to talented students. By engaging in knowledge transfer within our projects, we strongly believe in empowering societies and enhancing local capacities.
Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from our work
In our endeavor to assess our environmental impact, we conducted a preliminary analysis of our greenhouse gas emissions. Our largest emissions are primarily attributed to international flights in connection with our projects. To obtain a more accurate estimate of our annual flight-related emissions, we reviewed our activities since 2015 and utilized the CO2 equivalents calculator provided by myclimate.org. On average we emitted 17 ton CO2 equivalents per year between 2015 and 2022. In the years since the Covid-19 crisis, we have moved many meetings online and strived to bundle projects geographically. However, our emissions from flights continue to heavily depend on the structure of the portfolio of projects.
Although we have the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) constantly on our radar for our project's impact, we have not yet assessed them in terms of our company’s impact. We are currently measuring hydrosolutions GmbH baseline impact on the sustainable development goals using the impact assessment app by B-Lab and UN Global Compact and plan to set goals to further improve our impact. The results and goals will be published here as we proceed on this journey.
With our current business model, it is not possible for us to reduce 90% of our emissions (as required by the Science-Based Targets initiative). However, we are committed to improve the monitoring of our emissions and to further reduce emissions where we can. In addition, we continue to foster the online meeting culture and build up local capacities in the countries we work in.