Strategy

Corporate Strategy.

Equity Story.

CEE growth combined with a reliable Austrian business and benefits from market opportunities of digitalization

  • Unique foundation for long-term growth: Multi-year expertise as leading provider in Austria and strong footprint in growth market CEE

  • Monetization of the constantly rising demand for data and bandwidth

  • Differentiation through best-in-class customer service and well-recognized network quality 

  • Profiting from market-relevant and efficiently invested content as well as from enriching core portfolio by valuable add-on products

  • Strong business customer segment: Broad product portfolio, a unique combination of connectivity and industry-specific solutions as well as IoT, cloud and cybersecurity services

  • Leveraging the potential of data analysis while strictly following a digital trust approach

From continuous efficiency improvements to digital transformation

  • Strong track record of operational efficiency initiatives leading to long-term EBITDA margin expansion and Free Cash Flow growth in a sustainable way
  • Digital first – Ongoing simplification and automation safeguard a lean and efficient organizational structure allowing for increased flexibility and faster rollout cycles
  • Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) as long-term value drivers with a strong focus on the efficient use of resources

Conservative finance strategy secures long-term stability and liquidity

  • Mid-term ambition level of 1.5 x net debt (excl. leases) / EBITDA after leases

  • Reliable balance sheet; undrawn credit facilities secure liquidity

  • M&A activities with priority on bolt-on acquisitions in the existing footprint and expansion of the portfolio in the field of digital services

  • Dividend per share of EUR 0.23 (proposal to the AGM 2020 for the financial year 2019)

Sustainability

Ecological Responsibility.

Our commitment to climate and environmental protection.

Certified environmental & energy management

  • ISO 14001(A, BGR, HRV, SVN, SRB, MKD)

  • EMAS (A, SVN)

  • ISO 50001 (A)

CO2 & renewable energy

  • A1 Group’s photovoltaic parcs in Austria and Belarus save more than 10,000 t CO2 per year
  • Carbon-neutral network in Austria
  • 100% electricity from renewable energy at A1 Austria

Resource preservation

  • Mobile device recycling initiative since 2004
  • Reuse and recycling initiatives
  • Recycling of outdated infrastructure

Social Responsibility.

Digital education for young and old.

Digital education initiative “A1 Internet for All”:
established in Austria in 2011; roll-out in the A1 Group.

  • Competent and safe use of digital media
  • Positive experience of digital worlds for children, young people, adults and seniors
  • 55 different free workshops at 5 locations and “on tour” in Austria
  • 180,000 participations since 2011 – 13,000 workshops supported by more than 4,800 A1 employees
  • Information on critical aspects such as cyberbullying, hate speech or excessive consumption etc.
  • A1 Coding Labs strengthen digital skills of children
  • Significant contribution towards closing the “digital gap” – confirmed by the NPO Institute of the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance (ESG).

Sustainability goals of the A1 Telekom Austria Group.

Environment

CO₂ emissions1) by 2030

Reach net carbon neutrality by 2030 by decreasing the own carbon footprint and gradually switching to energy from renewable sources.

Energy efficiency by 2030

Increase energy efficiency by 80 % compared with 2019.

Circular economy by 2030

Promote the circular economy: recycling around 50,000 old devices a year.

1) Scope 1 and Scope 2

Society

Digital education by 2023

Address 100,000 people – especially children and young people – as part of the focus on digital education. Give people the confidence and skills to actively shape digital worlds.

Governance

Diversity by 2023

Increase the proportion of women in management positions to 40 % and raise and maintain the proportion of women at the company at 40 %.

Compliance

Maintain a best-practice and externally certified compliance management system.

Filippi Pavlina Ivanova

Group Commercial Coordination

+43 664 66 33931

Personal Business Info:
Telco Generalist, Project Manager, Agile Coach, Worked in Sales, Process Depart, Project Offices (Lead) in A1 Companies. Currenly in Group Commercial Area, Group Commercial Coordination

 

Info on current business topics: One A1 Self-care App – implementation of commonly designed and technically standardized (open API based) self-care application, currently live in A1 Belarus and Vip mobile, next countries to follow. Digital Assets Management – implementation and roll out of DAM Tool enabling further digitalisation of our Company also on the principal ‘One for many’+ local independanceDeveloping as Agile Coach and in such role supporting the GCA Team in finding its way into agile.

 

Personal private Info: The only language in A1 Group I still have no clue about is Slovenian. or..Started in the company in Bulgaria some time ago as cashier and was the first woman allowed to do night shifts. ?? haha Yes, we had a night cash collection office where the whole underground crowd of Sofia was paying their bills but of course I had a bodyguard (smile)