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Telecommunications & IT


Nordic 260 response rate: Telecommunications & IT Overall: 62% (13 of 21)


Key Industries within the sector: Diversified Telecommunication Services (5 of 5);


Communications Equipment (3 of 4); IT Services (2 of 3)


Responders Atea


Bang & Olufsen Elisa Eltek


Ericsson


Millicom International Cellular Nokia Group TDC Tele2 Telenor Group TeliaSonera Tieto Vaisala


Largest non-respondents include: Axis Communications, SimCorp, EDB ErgoGroup


Fig 29: Emissions disclosure (million metric tons CO2e)


(92% disclosed) Scope 3


(92% disclosed) Scope 2


(92% disclosed) Scope 1


0 5 10 15 20 25 30


Opportunities reported • Increased demand for products that help others to save energy and reduce emissions, including smart metering and monitoring.


• Increased demand for telepresence technology in the event of disruptions due to extreme weather.


• Reputational benefits through reduction of own emissions and the sector’s role in enabling a low-carbon economy.


Risks reported • Vulnerability of network infrastructure and energy security to extreme weather.


• Some operational cost increases due to carbon taxes and regulation.


• Compliance costs due to product regulation, including energy efficiency and waste disposal standards.


Key actions • Shift to low-carbon energy through district heating, water- and air- cooling, use of solar and wind power, recycling of heat from server rooms and purchase of certified renewable electricity.


• Modernisation of software and equipment to reduce energy consumption – from virtual server technology to mobile phone chargers.


• Refurbishment of offices, factories, etc. – from LED lighting to compressed air systems – to reduce energy consumption.


‘The study ‘Smart 2020: Enabling the low carbon economy in the information age’ … states that even though the ICT sector’s own emissions are expected to increase, the ICT sector is projected to reduce global emissions by up to 15 % by 2020 by enabling reductions in other sectors.’


Tele2


‘At our Head Office in Finland, we have installed 700 square metres of solar panels, making the site one of the largest solar power producers in Finland. We have also installed 4 kilometres worth of geothermal pipes into the bedrock, a system that heats the main building during winter and cools it in summer without the need for any bought in electricity or heat for this purpose.’


Performance indicators Average disclosure score Verification rate Scope 1 Verification rate Scope 2


Share with emissions reduction targets Change in emissions during 2010


Nordic 260 64


47% 38% 67%


+0.9%


Telecoms & IT 67


46% 46% 85%


+21.1% Vaisala


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