SWM: A company for MunichWe make Munich work.
As one of the largest municipal companies in Germany, SWM stands for a secure supply of energy and drinking water, urban mobility, forward looking telecommunications services and pure, untreated drinking water from the Bavarian Alpine foothills. With our service offerings we are an important part of public communal services and are making major contributions to the economic strength and the quality of life in Munich and the region.
SWM keeps Munich running around the clock, 24/7: We supply the city of Munich with electricity, natural gas, district heating, district cooling and spring fresh drinking water from the Bavarian Alpine foothills. Our services also include the network management for the energy and water networks, distribution and sales. What’s more, we also operate 18 indoor and summer swimming pools.
Our MVG mobility subsidiary is responsible for the municipal subway, bus and tram networks, as well as our MVG bike offerings. By expanding fiber optics and other communication networks, we are laying the foundations for the networked and liveable city of the future.
The City of Munich is the 100% owner of SWM. In other words, SWM belongs to the citizens of Munich and is therefore an essential part of municipal public services. We take responsibility for individuals, resources and the environment. We are also committed to education and social issues and rank as one of Munich's largest employers. Our employees act in a cooperative manner and in a spirit of partnership, both internally and externally.
The goal of our activities is to maintain and further develop the high quality of life in Munich and the region. SWM contributes to making Munich one of the world’s most livable cities.
Renewable Energy Expansion Offensive
Holistic energy strategy
SWM is taking a holistic approach in implementing the energy transition. Within the framework of our Renewable Energies Expansion Campaign, we are advancing renewable energy generation in both the electricity and heating sectors. After all, the energy transition can only succeed if electricity and heat are generated by renewable sources.
SWM’s aims and objectives:
Expansion of regenerative energies
SWM’s renewable energy systems
In the expansion of green electricity generation, projects in the greater Munich area take priority for SWM. As the metropolis of Munich and its region are densely populated, solar and wind energy are only of limited use here, while the distance regulation in Bavaria makes the expansion of wind energy virtually impossible, we cannot generate as much green electricity regionally as required. Consequently, we are also producing green electricity together with partners at other locations in Europe.
Our renewable energy systems at a glance:
Compliance & Code of Conduct
Adherence to all legal regulations and all internal compliance rules are a matter of course for SWM.
Our code of conduct sets out the precise regulations. SWM has installed a so-called "whistleblower system". Internally, the staff unit Corporate Regulations and Compliance receives information on possible compliance violations. In addition, SWM has appointed Dr. Karl Sidhu as ombudsman.
Should you suspect illegal business practices such as corruption, fraud, embezzlement, violations of antitrust law or similar violations with regard to an SWM company, you can contact one of the following persons confidentially, and if you wish, anonymously.
Contact persons for compliance information
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