Environment Program

Corporate Social Responsibility

Environment Program 

At the AO we want to be good global citizens. So we have created a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy in which we aim to operate all aspects of our daily business in a way that takes into account our impact on people, the environment, and society. There are a number of CSR activities which we are currently involved in. To discover more select one of the three Programs listed on the right.


CSR Programs 



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ORTHOCON 2017 symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal 

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​​​​Key activities

Carbon offsetting​

Carbon compensation is the second biggest CSR activity at the AO. Since 2013, the AO voluntarily offsets parts of its carbon footprint to make events carbon neutral. In 2017,​ the AO offset 6,725 tons of carbon emissions (​CO2). 

Energy efficiency

Energy saving began at the AO Center in Davos in 2007 and since then there has been a 40% reduction in electricity consumption and a 36% reduction in heating oil use.​

Go Green AOSpine

AOSpine avoids printing documents wherever possible, and instead provides electronic documents for download in order to reduce paper waste.

Public transport

We incentivize staff using public transport by supplying their annual Half-Fare travelcard which entitles the holder to travel half price on all railways, buses, trams and boats.

Bike to work

We encourage staff to participate in this campaign which involves riding your bike to work, and puts as many as 50,000 people on their saddles throughout Switzerland.