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.
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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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 pha-sing 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 have therefore launched Project Greenforce, 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.
We have received a platinum ranking from EcoVadis for the second consecutive year. According to their assessment, we are among the top 1% most sustainable companies worldwide assessed by EcoVadis. The rating evaluates the areas of Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement.
We are proud to be the first company in the world with science-based targets aligned with the latest climate science. In 2022, The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) validated our targets of becoming net-zero in our own operations by 2028 and in our entire value chain by 2030.
Our other 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.