Sustainability and commitment

Metronomia is committed to the concept of sustainable development - economy, ecology and social commitment are accorded similar importance in all activities. We acknowledge our role as an ethically and socially responsible corporate citizen, and are committed to sustainable development. Therefore, respect for people and nature and the sustainability of our actions are among our key corporate values.

We are aware that these goals are often difficult to achieve, but we try hard to live them every day, and regularly customizing our corporate behavior to remain in line with this concept.

Sustainability strategy

Our overriding goal is to operate both successfully and sustainably. For us, that means achieving commercial success on the basis of a solid business model in a way that is compatible with meeting the needs of our employees and customers while protecting the environment. We want to meet this commitment on three levels:

  • By maintaining the high quality of our services, which are the heart of our business.
  • By the way in which we run our business: We want to act responsibly toward our employees, customers, suppliers and the environment.
  • By staying true to our social commitment.

Social initiatives

  • Gezubuso Projects
    For a number of years, Metronomia has donated a significant percentage of its annual profits to the South-African NGO Gezubuso Projects, an aid organization, which works with HIV/AIDS affected people in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

  • Blood donation project "Whole Blood Company"
    Metronomia supports a local blood project "Whole Blood Company" by encouraging employees to donate blood during working hours. In many of our clinical trials, patients rely heavily on blood transfusions (e.g. anemia, transplantation, surgery, oncology). We are pleased to be of some help with the constant blood shortage in Germany.

Environmental activities

  • Green electricity
    Since beginning of 2009, Metronomia has been powered by electricity from EWS Schönau EWS Schönau - atomstromlos.
klimafreundlich. bürgereigen..  EWS Schönau delivers green electricity, which is not generated by nuclear power.

  • Green IT /Office
    Metronomia heavily relies on a well-equipped, efficient IT infrastructure. Constant investments into virtualization technologies, state-of-the-art hardware and software, as well as responsible usage of power in general, resulted in an overall reduction in power consumption of more than 35% per performed working hours at Metronomia in 2009.

Last but not least ...

John Ruskin's law of business, or: fair business relationship 

In our customers' desire to get the best service, they may talk with other reputable service providers. They'll probably find a range of options, often at very different costs. One of their big challenges may be trying to compare "apples with apples." Unfortunately, the lemons may be hard to spot until it's too late.

 

It's that simple... you, our customers, need services that work for you and contribute to your business. And you don't want to waste your money, so you are looking for cost-effective services. You want to collaborate with financially stable providers who pay their employees fair salaries. At some point, it all comes down to the question of what a fair price is, and what you get for it.

 

Some time ago, we came across the Law of Business by John Ruskin. Written over a century ago, it still holds true today ...
"There is hardly anything in the world that someone cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price alone are that person's lawful prey. It is unwise to pay too much, but it is also unwise to pay too little.
When you pay too much, you lose a little money, that is all.
When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything because the thing you bought is incapable of doing the thing you bought it to do."

John Ruskin, 1819 – 1900