We are working to further reduce the amount of materials we use for the transport and sales packaging of our devices. We used our impact measurement methodology to analyze the effects of packaging improvements for key core products such as routers and media receivers.
For example, simply by using 100 percent biodegradable PaperFoam for one of the products analyzed, we are saving approximately 95 metric tons of paper and around 200 metric tons of CO2 (per 250,000 packaging units). In addition, we are gradually reducing the packaging material for other products or switching to alternative packaging materials.
We are implementing additional measures to optimize product packaging as part of our environmental program.
Our measures contribute to nine SDGs, with a particularly striking impact on certain sub-goals of SDGs 6,12,13 and 14, including lowering water pollution, CO2 emissions, and the use of plastics.
The improved packaging was also a factor in the Speedport Smart 4 router winning the #GreenMagenta label.