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deutherm takes IT security seriously
1. In our own IT environment
Business espionage and IT sabotage are an increasing danger in the SME sector of the economy too. Access-proof structures are becoming ever more important for the stability and success of a company.
deutherm cooling GmbH has obtained comprehensive IT security advice from the University of Augsburg. As part of their service, the university analysed the company's in-house IT structure in conjunction with the external IT adviser and our own system administrator and confirmed the high security standard of servers and workstations. This issue will also be given high priority in follow-ups going forward.
2. In data communication from the cooling systems
The innovative and highly efficient cooling systems offered by deutherm can send and receive data for the purposes of remote maintenance. To that end, secure solutions using SNMP-V3 or on a TLS basis have been developed in cooperation with several major mobile phone operators.
deutherm supports Global Compact principles
The United Nations Global Compact seeks to change the world together with businesses in the areas of human rights, labour standards, environmental protection and the fight against corruption.
In a letter to UN Secretary-General Guterres, deutherm's managing director Kuno Weiler undertook to promote the underlying principles in the company's own area of influence. To quote, "We undertake to integrate the Global Compact and its principles in our business strategy, corporate culture and day-to-day business and to participate in cooperation projects which serve the general objectives of the United Nations, in particular the Sustainable Development Goals."
Sustainable economic activity is a central hub and pivot of the Global Compact and, in the opinion of the UN, of vital importance for the successful future of businesses and organisations. It begins with the value system of a business and with principles that are to apply everywhere.
The United Nations has defined ten principles for where and how businesses both take responsibility and lay the foundation for future success. In addition to the protection of human rights, they also include fundamental labour standards such as the elimination of forced and child labour and the right to collective bargaining. Other fundamental values of the Global Compact include protection of the environment, the promotion of environmentally friendly technology and the fight against corruption.
"We are not a global group," says Kuno Weiler, "but we cooperate with such companies and want to set an example together."
Actively committed to climate protection
Counteracting climate change is one of, if not the, greatest challenges facing the global community today. It demands consistency of action – not just from politicians, but from business in industrialised nations as well.
We, too, are resolutely taking measures to protect the world that we want to bequeath to our children and grandchildren.
Air-based cooling systems – no CFCs and low energy consumption
Our air-based, CFC-free cooling systems are already making valuable contributions to significant energy savings and relieving the burden on the atmosphere, but deutherm is going above and beyond the call of duty.
Our air-based cooling systems enable us to help our customers reduce their reliance on fluorinated greenhouse gases such as those used in conventional air-conditioning systems. These gases are 100 to 23,000 times as harmful as CO2. In addition, the energy consumption of our cooling systems is only a fraction of that required by conventional systems.
300 climate protection certificates as compensation
We have had the greenhouse gas emissions caused by all the activities of our company recorded – including transport, assembly and sales, miles travelled, hotel accommodation, etc. The emissions balance was calculated by FOKUS ZUKUNFT using the official guidelines of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. 300 climate protection certificates for 2019, 2020 and 2021 have now been obtained to make up for our company's CO2 output.
With these certificates we are supporting two projects certified by a gold standard: in Rwanda, we are funding efficient cooking systems which help to ensure that valuable trees are no longer chopped down for the preparation of food, while in Uganda the funds are flowing into a reforestation project. (For descriptions of the compensatory projects, see www.fokus-zukunft.com/klimaschutzprojekte.html)
Such projects are only found in emerging and developing countries, where they help to improve the economic, social and ecological situation. That makes emissions trading for emerging and developing countries a key driver for the transfer of cleaner technologies and sustainably oriented economic development. Every euro invested also has a greater effect there than in western industrialised countries.
Climate protection in day-to-day business as well
Our day-to-day business is also oriented to climate protection – from business trips, which are taken by rail, through energy-efficient office and household technology to the paperless office, which we are striving towards.
deutherm on course for success
deutherm enjoyed a very successful first half of 2019. We recorded a 42% jump in sales compared with the same period last year, with incoming orders growing by 45%. Demand for the latest generation of mobile cooling systems was particularly high.
So far deutherm has been active in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary – a total market of 230 million mobile service users. New framework agreements with the big players in the mobile communications sector are now extending our presence to another 17 countries. Albania, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Moldavia, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Romania, San Marino, Serbia and Slovenia represent another 190 million mobile service users whose infrastructure will be cooled with deutherm technology in future.
Swisscom relies on deutherm technology
The Swiss telecommunications market leader Swisscom recently opted for the energy-efficient deutherm cooling solutions. The press release stated:
"Swisscom wants to increase energy efficiency by 30 per cent by the end of 2020. The "Levante" project represents another milestone for Swisscom in its bid to lower electricity consumption. Flexibox – a product made by deutherm – is the equipment chosen by Swisscom to cool its technical infrastructure in mobile base stations by using external air instead of air conditioning systems. This makes it possible to reduce the consumption of electricity for cooling by around 90 per cent. Swisscom has fitted the new system in around 20 stations so far, with another 460 set to follow. These retrofits will enable Swisscom to save approximately 3.5 GWh of electricity annually. This equates to the consumption of around 800 households. It also does away with the need for cooling agents which are harmful to the environment. The "Levante" project will not only be kind to the environment, however: as well as saving on energy costs, doing without expensive air conditioning systems will also lower maintenance costs. (...)