Protecting the environment

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their special report on the impacts of global warming at 1.5 °C, underscoring the need for even greater action by all parts of society, business and government to increase activities to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.

Circular

A circular lifecycle approach to our operations and portfolio minimizes energy and resource use, and maximizes our positive impact on the planet.

Highlights in 2018

Reducing network power consumption

5G is a natively greener radio access technology than any previous technology, but 5G base stations still require environmental actions. There are various effective energy saving solutions and when combined make a greater impact.

Our commitments, targets and performance

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We concentrate on ensuring environmental sustainability across our own operations and on working hard to reduce power consumption and energy use across our product portfolio and the networks we deliver to our customers. Beyond our own operations and our telecom operator customers, we explore how the technology solutions we deliver can help other industries lower their carbon footprint and improve their use of resources through greater efficiency.

The potential benefits of digital technology innovations can play a significant role in not only reducing the negative impacts but also increasing the positive impacts of technology on industries, society and the lives of individuals. To achieve the greatest impact, it is essential that all parties come together and accelerate the uptake of new digital technologies such as 5G, IoT, smart automation and cloud computing to halt the advance of climate change.

Circular thinking is integrated into our whole value chain. Circularity for us is about working efficiently to avoid waste generation and resource overuse through better design, serviceability and product lifetime extension. We also work with our supply chain, sharing best practices and encouraging tracking and targets for key environmental issues.

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Environmental and energy efficiency of our product portfolio. Our products in use are by far the greatest part of our carbon footprint. We are committed to making the products and solutions we deliver to our customers more efficient in terms of how they are made and how they operate. 

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Our operations. We concentrate on ensuring environmental sustainability across our own operations, from our supply chain to our offices, data centers and labs, transportation and packaging, employee travel, and waste.

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