Operational ecology

Energy consumption

Savings from energy consumption hold potential for both ecology and the economy. The new building in Eschen, which will be opened by the end of 2012, is designed to be energy efficient, and as such it will make a large contribution. In 2011, the headquarters of the Liechtensteinische Landesbank consumed 816'779 kilowatt-hours of heating energy. In 2010, this figure was 1'076'644 kilowatt-hours. And electricity consumption is tendentiously decreasing too: in 2011, LLB in Liechtenstein consumed 4'217'619 kilowatt-hours of electricity, that is, 8 percent less than in the previous year. At the headquarters, electricity consumption has decreased slightly by 1.3 percent to 1'609'510 kilowatt-hours since the introduction of the Avaloq banking software, after having previously shot up during the implementation phase. Our main buildings are responsible for the bulk of energy consumption. Since three of our business premises (headquarters, Haus Wuhr Ost, Haus Engel) are equipped with solar panels we generate part of our electric power in an environmentally friendly manner. In 2011, the solar power system produced 10'642 kilowatt-hours, an increase of 26 percent as compared with 2010.

Power generation from solar panels

2007 – 2011, in kilowatt-hours

Power generation from solar panels in kilowatt-hours (bar chart)
Energy consumption

2007 – 2011, in kilowatt-hours

Energy consumption in kilowatt-hours (bar chart)

Paper consumption

2011 was the UNO Year of the Forest. The European regions where we are based – Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Austria – adhere to the principles socially and environmentally responsible forestry. It is not just the quantity of paper a company uses that counts but also the quality of that paper. This is why the LLB Group only uses paper with the globally accepted FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) label when printing a large amount of brochures at monthly or quarterly intervals. In addition, we continuously take measures in order to reduce paper consumption. For example, we inform our clients that they can access PDF files of numerous brochures and documents on our website. An increasing number of clients – presently 26.5 percent – make their payments and execute stock exchange orders through our LLB iBanking system. All receipts are available online via the electronic mailbox.

Paper consumption

2007 – 2011, in tonnes

Paper consumption in tonnes (bar chart)

Waste

Waste management within the LLB Group encompasses: avoiding, recycling and the proper disposal of waste. There are central collection points in all buildings for the separation of waste and the disposal of paper, glass and PET bottles as well as for waste requiring special disposal.

Waste disposal statistics

2007 – 2011, in tonnes

Waste disposal statistics in tonnes (bar chart)
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