For a better future

Our world needs a change. The issue of sustainability is at the heart of our company. We want to contribute our share to a positive future. Because only if we preserve what we love tomorrow’s generations can experience an intact nature.

Calculating and offsetting the total greenhouse gas emissions is the first step towards sustainability. We can only save cO2e* according to the climate protection concept: “Avoid – Reduce – Compensate”.

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Our Goals

 

Prime Computer does not simply aim to comply with legal requirements but play a leading role in sustainability. We want to do everything we can in terms of our CO2 footprint, waste reduction, and social responsibility.

  • Since 2020, we have been working in a completely climate-neutral manner at our headquarters in St.Gallen.
  • Since 2021, we have been fully offsetting all CO2e generated by our products that are emitted during production, distribution and the first five years of operation.
  • We join the “Climate Action Partnership at the European Technology Chamber” and commit ourselves to the UN’s sustainable development goals in the fight against climate change.
  • We follow a circular approach that focuses on our products’ energy efficiency, sustainable materials management, reuse and recycling of products.
  • Together with Exponential Roadmap, we have committed to halving our greenhouse gas emissions every 10 years and compiling an annual sustainability report.

Our Actions

  • Prime Computer offers a Second Life Cycle Program where retired hardware can be returned for a second use. This is ecologically much more advantageous than direct recycling. The residual value of the hardware benefits you when you buy new hardware from Prime Computer. More information can be found on this page: Second Life Cycle
  • When leasing Prime Computer products within the Prime Computer as a Service program, retired hardware can be handed in for a second use, too.
  • We support the certified climate project Forest Reforestation in Peru. The project helps to develop initiatives that increase both the value of the healthy forest and the income from the sustainable harvest of Brazil nuts.
  • Our company car fleet consists exclusively of electric and hybrid vehicles. The employees who travel to work by car, if possible, form carpools. Apart from the employees in production, all staff members have the possibility (independent from Corona) to work several days a week in the home office. This saves car trips.
  • We promote diversity because we are convinced that we all benefit from diversity and equal opportunities and because we are firmly opposed to any form of discrimination.

Certificates & Awards

Our Products

Sustainability is in focus from the very first development step of a new Prime Computer product. For this reason, no mechanical parts are built into our mini-PCs and servers, and they are protected by a milled housing made of recycled aluminum. Thus we achieve numerous environmental advantages over conventional IT hardware.

  • With passive cooling, we have to install extremely energy-efficient components and no fan has to be powered. This way, prime computer products consume up to 80% less power.
  • Without mechanical parts, with high-quality components and the omission of fans that can get dirty and clogged, our products are extremely reliable and fail-safe. This applies to dirty, dusty, or greasy ambient air as well. As a result, our products fail less frequently, need to be replaced less often, and much less electronic waste is generated.
  • Our mini-PCs and servers are designed for a much longer product life than competitor’s products. Over a longer period of time, you save additional hardware, which reduces electronic waste and saves resources that would have been necessary for additional mini-PCs and servers.
  • We make sure that our products remain easy to repair despite their resistance to dirt and dust. With all Prime Computer products, the exchangeable components are easily accessible and nothing is glued. So in the event of a component failure or an upgrade, only one component needs to be replaced and nothing intact is wasted.

Memberships

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Part of Our Mission

The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by all United Nations Member States as a universal call to action. They are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. We support the Sustainable Development Goals as part of our mission of sustainable IT solutions. We are convinced to focus on the following SDG:

SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

Our mini PC are made for longevity, having low energy consumption, producing less waste, recycling.  We work with suppliers in Europe and support the second life program.

 

SDG 13 – Climate Action

We are aware of the carbon emissions the production of our PrimeMinis and Servers produce. This is where the biggest potential in saving CO2 lies. To reduce the carbon footprint of our products, we need transparency. What is not measured can not be optimized.

The ultimate goal is to create new product designs to reduce our carbon emission and reuse as many components as possible. Only this way we can truly reduce the carbon emissions.

The future needs not only to be about regenerating, but mostly about how to create a more  circular economy and therefore less waste.

SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals

Through strong partnerships we can share our mission and influence society, open dialogue and be part of a global sustainability network with likeminded companies. We have already established some great partnerships and are happy to promote the urgency of sustainability and transparency:

  • Exponential Roadmap Initiative – Together with innovators, scientists, companies and NGOs we are committing to the mission to halve our emissions before 2030 through exponential climate action and solutions. 
  • EUTEC – European Tech Chamber; where we already did panels and had a great discussion about technology & sustainability. 
  • WDHT – the biggest social media platform for sustainability where we reach a lot of likeminded people and sustainability leaders. 
  • Swisscleantech – One goal, a climate qualified economy. Swisscleantech develops political frameworks. Exchange between politics, business and society and develop solutions. 
  • Asut – where we work with organisations and companies in the ICT sector on sustainability topics.
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