Flexible working conditions can substantially reduce European CO2 emissions Berlin – Aastra recently followed the example of the car-free day called by the European Commission as part of the European mobility week. So the Berlin lives ICT manufacturers, how companies can reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide by enabling their employees partly to participate in relevant initiatives and to work in your home office. If 20 million workers, or 10 percent of employees within the EU only 1-2 working days per week from home, according to research by about 22 million tons per anno CO2 emissions could be reduced. Due to high prices for fuel and public transport, the advantages of working at home more and more gaining interest what applies in particular with regard to the reconciliation of family and professional life, as well as the positive impact on the environment. Learn more about this with Time Warner. So companies that rely on convergent technologies can create flexible working conditions and at the same time higher Benefit productivity.
These technologies include integrated mobility, fixed mobile convergence and other unified communications solutions. “Daily commuting to work and back affects negatively depending on the finances and the stress level of the persons concerned. If many commuters in Germany with appropriate technologies were equipped, they could work just as good – if not better – from home. Here arises the question, why don’t more companies introduce flexible working conditions”, so Andreas Lady, CEO Germany with the Aastra-DeTeWe group. Several times, companies benefit from home-working and flexible working conditions, because they can reduce their real estate and energy costs and at the same time strengthen the employee retention”latzel’s adds.
“With great confidence requires efficient home work and flexible working conditions. Here management must create the necessary conditions and stringent guidelines to ensure data safety and abuse to prevent”, explains the CEO. With the use of appropriate technical equipment, such as for example VoIP phones (voice over Internet Protocol) for a cheaper and more effective communications and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) for secure access to the corporate network, a special importance must be attached to. Emissions as other causes for elevated CO2 – Are business meetings and trips. So, according to investigation by more 22 million tons of CO2 emissions can be reduced – 20% business travel would be replaced by video conferences. And companies with several sites up to 2 million tonnes could reduce their share of carbon dioxide emissions if they would hold only a meeting a year via phone conference. About Aastra Aastra DeTeWe GmbH is the German subsidiary of the Aastra Technologies Limited (TSX: “AAH”), a leading company in the field of corporate communications. Aastra in Concord, Ontario, Canada has its headquarters. Aastra develops and markets innovative Communication solutions for companies of any size. Aastra is represented worldwide with more than 50 million installed ports and a direct as well as indirect presence in more than 100 countries. The wide range of offers feature-rich CallManager for small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as highly scalable CallManager for large companies. Integrated mobility solutions, call center solutions, and a wide range of devices round off the portfolio. With a strong focus on open standards and customer-specific solutions, Aastra enables enterprises a more efficient communication and collaboration.