Taking responsibility

Sustainable business with IoT

Contribution of IoT to sustainability

Only by consistently reducing emissions, lowering energy consumption and reducing Co2 emissions can companies contribute to achieving the climate goals they have set themselves and to doing business sustainably.

In times of resource scarcity, rising energy and raw material prices and the collapse of supply chains, however, many companies are struggling for economic survival and see the challenge of sustainable business as very important, but for themselves personally (due to the current situation) as secondary.  Digital solutions and the Internet of Things can make an important contribution to achieving sustainability and the climate targets set, while at the same time putting one’s own company on a sound economic footing.

Heliot's approach to sustainability

We at Heliot Europe, the largest 0G Sigfox network operator in Europe, help companies with the digital transformation and optimisation of their (supply chain) processes without losing sight of the issue of sustainability.

Our goal is to show companies how they can use our Internet of Things solutions and the climate-friendly Sigfox 0G network to digitise processes, save resources and implement the topic of sustainability in passing. As an IoT full service provider, we take care of our customers’ digitalisation projects and do something good for climate protection at the same time.

And because the environment is important to us and we want to continuously improve, we monitor our carbon footprint, define measures to continuously reduce our emissions and support a certified climate protection project with Climate Partner.

The Sigfox technology: A sustainable and climate-friendly network

Did you know, for example, that the entire Sigfox wireless network has an extremely low power consumption and requires only a fraction of the energy that 5G does?

The entire Sigfox 0G network in the DACH region consumes the same amount of energy as ten 5G base stations. For comparison: in Germany, Telefónica/O2 operates its 5G network with more than 18,000 antennas.

But it is not only the Sigfox 0G network, developed for small data packets, that is environmentally friendly and energy-saving. The devices transmitting in the network are also designed for energy-saving operation and are characterised by their particularly long service life. This is made possible by the protocol itself, which does without a configuration consisting of connection request and signalling. In this way, a battery can supply individual sensors for up to 10 years. This saves resources and costs and allows hardware to operate for years without replacement.

Does it always have to be 5G?

A study commissioned by Eon from the University of RWTH Aachen has come to the conclusion that the mobile communications standard 5G will drastically increase the energy requirements of data centres. More base stations transmitting more data result in the need for larger data centres, which in turn also require more energy. However, a large part of the use cases, for example in the area of asset tracking and supply chain management, can be mapped with small data packages.

That is why our solutions are sustainable:

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Reduction of fuel consumption

Reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by optimizing freight routes and location monitoring with smart sensors.*

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Shrinkage and loss reduction

Reduce shrinkage and loss by optimizing your logistics and supply chain processes with asset tracking solutions.*

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Less Co2 consumption

Less Co2 consumption through intelligent waste management. By avoiding empty runs, fuel and resources can also be saved in the city, in operation or in recycling.*

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Reduction of energy consumption

Annual reduction in energy consumption through optimized heating and cooling of production and office space. Each degree saved also saves up to 8% on energy costs per year.*

*Possible savings according to manufacturer

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