The BTC company has always maintained its focus on its responsibility to people and the environment. That is why our development is based on environmental and social responsibility projects that are continuously expanded and upgraded year by year.
In collaboration with the local and wider community we create new business opportunities with special emphasis on maintaining responsibility towards the environment, green investments, promotion of green products and raising public awareness on green values and acts.
Today our Mission: Green is a cornerstone of our operations as per the long term 2020 development strategy. The Mission: Green business unit is tasked with making sure that sustainable development becomes an integral part of our business practice and decision making.
Caring for the environment and climate change is part of our DNA. Our efforts towards a cleaner environment, air and water are strategic and goal oriented. With care, persistence and consistence we fulfil our mission that brings a profound positive influence on our future.
We take the care for our planet very seriously.
We strive towards success in business while maintaining strict environmental and social responsibility, constantly searching for potential energy improvements, savings and further development. In 2016 we completed 21 energy related projects and reduced our carbon dioxide footprint by a total of 4,868,345 kilograms. We promote alternative forms of transport and expand the reach of our Mission: Green through innovative approaches.
BTC has approached energy efficiency with our characteristic spirit of innovation. Responsible energy management, work process optimisation and use of advanced technologies focused on conservation are part of the way we work.
Energy always manifests new energy.
We are aware of our role in the social and natural environment and are dedicated to do our part in spearheading the development of our communal, social, sports, cultural and economic environment. We believe in collaboration and synergy, in balanced and sustainable development and in a bright future full of opportunity.
Together hand in hand for a better tomorrow.
Execution and development of sustainable projects in the field of energy, water management, waste management, traffic, safety and social responsibility.
Reducing the influence of exhaust gases on the environment and contributing to improved safety and flow of traffic.
Activities towards rational use of energy and development of new energy sources.
Increasing the share of recycled and processed secondary raw materials and reducing the share of mixed communal waste at our own processing station.
Promotion of circular and collaborative economy and implementation of green economy projects.
To become an ambassador for sustainable development, promote environmentally friendly practices and motivate stakeholders towards sustainable and responsible activities.
Become a permanent hub for organisations involved in sustainable development.
Assuring constant growth of the Eco Index and strengthening the sustainable development of BTC.
Our energy efficiency mission focuses on exploring new and innovative green technologies and renewable energy sources, methods of effective and responsible use of energy, conscientious use of new technologies and many other solutions. The project includes necessary investments and infrastructure development for reducing energy consumption.
Our information system is used to rapidly detect water wastage, regularly monitor its consumption and apply various measures to further reduce its use. Brochures and stickers are distributed regularly as a friendly reminder for our employees, business partners and employees to use water sparingly.
BTC has established an effective system of planned and constant collection and separation of waste at the source and it includes our employees, business partners and visitors. All our business premises are equipped with separated waste bins, visitors are encouraged to use waste collection points with separated bins and our lessees dispose of their waste at separation areas. All four units (BTC City Ljubljana, Novo mesto, Murska Sobota and Logistics Centre) have their own waste collection centres and waste pressing machines.
BTC City is a friendly place for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers alike. Significant investments are directed towards the modernisation of our traffic infrastructure and we promote and enable alternative methods of transport to and around the area.
Safety in BTC City is assured by preventive measures against fire, regular maintenance and modernisation of property security systems and constant presence of security and fire personnel that oversee the area. Our in-house security team regularly participates in professional seminars and training and is in constant contact with the police, firefighters and emergency services.
Alongside our care for the environment the BTC company also works to advance wider social responsibility. In recent years our efforts have been focusing on the fields of creativity, culture and youth programs which are prone to neglect. A large part of our yearly social responsibility activities are made up of sponsorships and donations. Sponsorships cover various programs in the fields of science, education, schooling, art, culture, sports, innovation and ecology.
Innovative ecosystems are created by open and daring people. BTC company management actively fosters and promotes the inclusion of our most important stakeholders – employees, business partners and young people – into processes of innovation. They in turn bring original breakthrough ideas and new visions and thus contribute to building BTC City Ljubljana into a true city of innovation. The modern entrepreneurship centres of ABC Hub and ABC Accelerator provide innovative content and a supportive environment that motivates young companies and individuals towards success and excellence in business.
In 2008 we developed the Ecoindex concept in order to assure consistent monitoring of the sustainable development of the BTC company.
In 2011 we received the JAPTI award for the most innovative business model for Ecoindex and a nomination for the European Business Award. Ecoindex is designed for integrated assessments of the influence of BTC company operations on the environment and society. We are proud to say that the Ecoindex value of BTC is increasing each year and that we are able to give back to nature. After all, you cannot relax in the shade without first planting and nurturing a tree.