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Radio Frequency components used in the Wi-Fi hotspot on the Fan Mile in Berlin

September saw the start of the pilot phase of a public gigabit Wi-Fi access point on the famous Fan Mile in Berlin, Germany. HUBER+SUHNER is providing Wi-Fi antennas and coaxial cables, thus playing its part in enabling users in the area to surf, chat and stream for free for 30 minutes.

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KADEX 2018
KADEX 2018

The International Exhibition of Weapons Systems and Military Equipment "KADEX", which has been held in Astana city since 2010, is a wonderful platform for demonstration of the latest advances in the sphere of defence industry and opinion exchange between experts.

23/5/2018 - 26/5/2018
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The environmental performance indicators shown below were determined for all HUBER+SUHNER sites with significant production activities and therefore cover Switzerland, Brazil, China, India, Malaysia, Poland, Tunisia and the UK. Germany is also included as a country with substantially high net sales. Each site is considered as a unit, in which energy and material enter (input), and emissions and waste, as well as wastewater, leave (output). Only those flows of energy and material are considered, which are used in high amounts, which are suspected to have an important environmental impact, or which are scheduled to take measures. Land use and infrastructure (real estate, apparatus, vehicles etc.) are not considered, nor is the impact of use and disposal of products at customer level.

While water consumption has increased only slightly and the volume of waste slightly decreased in 2017 compared to the previous year, energy consumption rose by four percent, due to the increase in production output. While the increase in total greenhouse gas emissions of seven percent compared to the previous year was in line with the increased production volume, greenhouse gas emissions in Scope 1+2* grew at an above-average rate. The main reason for this increase was technical malfunctions in the electron beam crosslinking equipment at the Pfäffikon site. A larger amount of the insulating gas SF6** was released than in normal operation. Measures to prevent such emissions have already been initiated.
Environmental performance indicators 2017
CDP: Best Swiss industrial company
For the sixth year in a row, HUBER+SUHNER answered the questionnaire of the non-profit organization CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) based on 2016 facts and figures. With an overall grade of A-, the company achieved the best result in the industrial sector in Switzerland. This placed HUBER+SUHNER among the 21% of the world's top-ranked companies in this sector.
 
HUBER+SUHNER has committed itself to a science-based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which has been recognized by the Science Based Targets Initiative. Such an objective is considered science-based if the reduction path is suitable for limiting the temperature rise on Earth to a maximum of two degrees Celsius compared with pre-industrial times. HUBER+SUHNER aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent between 2015 and 2025 in relation to the added value generated. In scope 3*** , the company has so far exceeded its target reduction. In scope 1+2, the intermediate target 2016 was achieved, while the intermediate target 2017 was missed.
 


* Scope 1 covers all direct greenhouse gas emissions by a company. It includes fuel combustion, company vehicles and fugitive emissions. Scope 2 covers indirect greenhouse gas emissions from consumption of purchased electricity, heat or steam. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_emissions_reporting)

** Sulphur hexafluoride is considered to be the strongest known greenhouse gas (1 kg SF6 corresponds to 22.8 tonnes of CO2).
 
 
*** Scope 3 covers other indirect emissions, such as the extraction and production of purchased materials and fuels, transport-related activities in vehicles not owned or controlled by the reporting entity, electricity-related activities (e.g. T&D losses) not covered in Scope 2, outsourced activities, waste disposal, etc. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_emissions_reporting)