"We minimize our ecological footprint"
Although PSI as a software manufacturer only has a negligible impact on the environment, the group relies on sustainable and resource-saving technologies in its own business processes. PSI uses green IT equipment for its own infrastructure in order to save energy and resources. The cloud provider used internally and in customer projects by PSI has committed itself to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 65 % by 2025 and to zero by 2030.
In Germany, PSI procures electricity exclusively from renewable sources and relies on combined heat and power at the Aschaffenburg location. At the Aschaffenburg site, PSI has also purchased charging stations that are operated by the regional supplier AVG and used to charge electric company cars and private e-vehicles.
In 2020 PSI carried out an energy audit in accordance with DIN EN 16247 in order to evaluate energy flows and potential for improvement in the area of energy efficiency. PSI has been participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) since 2011 and achieved a Climate Change Score of B- and a Supplier Engagement Rating of A- in 2021, which is an improvement on the previous year.
In 2021, the user forum for the public transport business segment was held for the first time as a sustainable event in the Berlin Environment Forum. The environmental forum is the official Sustainable Event Partner of the city of Berlin.
As PSI as a service provider does not produce physical goods, PSI's business processes only have a marginal effect on environment and resources. Nevertheless, all employees are called upon to use natural resources carefully, to separate waste and recyclable materials and to comply with the requirements of DIN EN ISO 14001. The use of natural resources at PSI is essentially limited to:
The implementation of environmental management is currently being demonstrated by external energy audits and the participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project. Certification according to DIN EN ISO 14001 was initiated as part of a pilot project in a selected business area.
"We are setting a good example in reducing environmental pollution. This is evident in our responsible use of energy and natural resources."
For 50 years, PSI has been helping customers in the energy industry and in energy-intensive industries by providing software solutions to increase efficiency and use energy, raw materials and labor responsibly. PSI products thus have a relevant influence on the sustainability of business processes in the industries supported.
PSI is not involved in adult entertainment products, alcohol products, controversial weapons, firearms, fur and special leather production, gambling products or services, genetically modified organisms, military contracting, nuclear power generation, nuclear power related services, pesticides and tobacco products. Since PSI manufactures intangible goods, PSI's business also has no influence on protected or biodiversity-sensitive areas. Further information in the Annual Report 2021 (pages 46-48).
At the German Mobility Awards, the PSIroads MDS product was recognised as a beacon project for intelligent mobility in 2017. The LINDA research project, in which PSI and its partners developed a concept for the emergency power supply with renewable energies in the event of a blackout, was awarded the Bavarian Energy Prize in 2018 and in 2019 with the ISGAN Award of the International Smart Grid Action Network.
As in previous years, PSI was again awarded the DZ Bank Seal of Quality for Sustainability in 2022. The Financial Times included PSI as one of only 25 technology companies in the list of the leading European companies in climate protection "Europe Climate Leaders 2022". The magazine Focus Money again rated PSI 2021 for the third time in a row as one of the most valuable German companies in terms of environmental, economic and social responsibility in 2020. In a study conducted by the Capital magazine in December 2020 looking into Germany’s most climate-conscious companies, PSI ranked 8th out of 2,000 companies. In a comprehensive study in November 2021, the news magazine FOCUS and the For Our Planet initiative recognized PSI as one of only five IT companies with top climate engagement in 2021.
In a study conducted and published by FOCUS magazine and the sustainability initiative For Our Planet, the PSI Group was once again recognized as one of the German companies with top climate commitment.
A total of 216 companies were honored for their top climate commitment, including 14 companies in the EDP and IT industry group, among which only PSI and one other company were rated "excellent" in all four dimensions.
Since 2014, PSI has been awarded the DZ Bank Seal of Quality for Sustainability.
PSI has been participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) since 2011 and achieved a Climate Change Score of B- and a Supplier Engagement Rating of A- in 2021, which is an improvement on the previous year.