Sonova opens one of Switzerland’s first zero-energy office buildings
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Stäfa, Switzerland – Sonova Holding AG, a leading provider of hearing solutions, is today inaugurating one of Switzerland’s first office buildings which is carbon-neutral in its operations. The new Sonova Wireless Competence Center in Murten, home to its subsidiary Phonak Communications AG, will accommodate around 180 employees entrusted with developing and marketing miniaturized communication and hearing protection systems. The innovative building aligns with the Sonova Group’s sustainability program, whose goals include a continuous reduction of the company’s environmental impact. The entire Sonova Group aims to achieve carbon-neutral operations by the end of 2021. The pioneering architecture of the zero-energy building will provide employees with a modern and inspiring workplace.

“We are delighted to open our new Wireless Competence Center in Murten today. As one of Switzerland’s first zero-energy commercial properties, it is part of the world’s first generation of carbon-neutral buildings. This pioneering project is an excellent example of how we are continually reducing the environmental footprint of our business in line with our strategy. We are committed to ensuring that the Sonova Group’s entire operations will be carbon-neutral by the end of 2021. With its unique environmental features, innovative spatial design and construction, our Wireless Competence Center provides an ideal workplace for our colleagues,” said Arnd Kaldowski, CEO of Sonova.