Our digital infrastructure needs power, and as data volumes grow, energy consumption also rises. We observe the additionality principle when purchasing renewable energy. We have also signed green power purchase agreements instead of buying renewable energy certificates.
It is not enough for us to just be a leading provider of digital infrastructure. We also want to be at the forefront in promoting green initiatives and combating negative climate change.
“We aim to lead the transition to a future without negative impacts on the climate and environment. We will continue to invest in and develop the digital infrastructure of the future, that can advance the green transition.”
Peter Søndergaard Andersen
Senior Director, Head of Sustainability, TDC NET
Over the past few years we have launched projects to help us reach our long-term goal of net-zero emissions by 2030. In the coming years we expect to see the results of our investment in renewable energy, as part of the power purchase agreement we already have in place.
What have we achieved?
- Launched projects to reach our net-zero target by 2030.
- A power purchase agreement for green power.
- Established a recognised supplier programme to manage emissions throughout the value chain.
What comes next?
- We will carry on the projects to help us reach our net-zero target by 2030.
- Approx. 60% of our energy consumption must be met by solar energy in 2023.
- We aim to reduce emissions from our own value chain (scope 1 and 2) by 50% by the end of 2023.
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Climate action 2021
Climate action 2021
Our green initiatives are broad in scope, and the solutions aim to benefit both the environment and society. We have highlighted some of our key focus areas below.
We are continuing to streamline our energy consumption, and have already seen positive results after phas-ing out old technology. Our nationwide 5G coverage has also reduced electricity consumption in our mobile phone network, as expected.
Our service technicians are constantly on the road, and TDC NET has one of Denmark’s largest vehicle fleets. We therefore launched Project Greenforce in 2021, and have committed to reducing the total number of kilometres driven by up to 25% by 2025. Using AI and algorithms, we are currently working to reduce the number of kilometres driven by our technicians.
EcoVadis undertakes global benchmark analyses of corporate sustainability each year. We were awarded a ‘platinum’ ranking by EcoVadis in 2021, placing us among the top 1% most sustainable companies in the world.
We have formulated an ambitious climate plan to help us reach our net-zero target by 2030. We are working with the entire ‘food chain’ to achieve our goal, and are looking at everything from reducing the number of kilometres driven to using solar energy to meet our electricity consumption.
The five paths to sustainability
Climate action is one of the five focus areas. Click on one of the pages below and read more about the other paths to sustainability.