OREANDA-NEWS. November 06, 2015. The Global Climate Change Report 2015 includes only four Nordic companies on its A-list ranking among 113 global companies from all industry sectors. 

“The CDP rating is regarded as the most prestigious in the climate area – both by governments, global investors and NGOs. We are very proud that CDP for the second year in a row have rated Telenor Group on the A list; which recognizes that we are not only complete and transparent in reporting of our CO2 emissions, but also giving recognition for what we do to increase our performance in the climate area”, says Jan Kristensen, head of climate area in Telenor Group. 

Part of the solution

Telenor Group started its strategic focus in 2008 on how to reduce our own carbon footprint and how our services can enable greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions in key sectors in society.

Telenor Group has contributed to the recent SMARTer2030 report that demonstrates our role as part of the climate change solutions: Historically speaking, a one percent of growth in GDP has resulted in 0.5 percent increase in CO2 emissions. The report, by Global E-Sustainability Initiative, also demonstrates the potential for use of our technology in society and where ICT industry can realize a reduction in CO2 emissions up to ten times higher than their own emissions up to 2030.

“Climate change is one of the most complex challenges facing business and governments, and we believe that ICT based technology and services can help solve many of the world’s challenges, including climate change. Telenor Group has contributed to the SMARTer2030 report demonstrating that our industry can enable a 20 percent reduction of global CO2 emissions by 2030,” says Jan Kristensen.

What do we do in the climate area?

Telenor Group’s key focus is to stabilise its energy consumption by improving the energy efficiency of the network operations, as these represent around eighty percent of the total energy consumption.

Telenor’s 13 global companies will focus on choosing cost-efficient energy-efficiency initiatives: network swaps, sourcing of energy-efficient technologies, infrastructure-sharing and more energy-efficient data.