Telefónica, leader of the telecommunications sector in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for the second year in a row

Telefónica received, for the second year in a row, the highest evaluation in the telecommunications sector in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) , made up by two indexes showing 551...

15/09/2011

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Telefónica received, for the second year in a row, the highest evaluation in the telecommunications sector in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) , made up by two indexes showing 551 institutional investors, with assets of 71 trillion Dollars the transparency and performance of these companies in the subject of climate change.

 

 

With a note of  90 points out of 100 -a point higher than last year-, Telefónica is the only Spanish company listed in the  Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI),- measuring the quantity and quality of information offered by companies regarding climate change and where 52 of the best companies are represented

The management of energy and CO2 emissions, green services and, in general, taking advantage of the opportunities and the minimizing of risks linked to climate change, have been the key to reach this position in the main carbon investment index

In 2010, Telefónica considerable improved the processes of development of inventories of energy consumption and emissions of greenhouse gases (GEI), fundamental to make the right decisions, keeping total GEI emissions almost stable at around two million tons. At the same time, AENOR carried out a specialized verification of energy and emissions in all of the Group’s operations

Also, the company carried out 44 global projects of energy efficiency in the network, with a reduction in energy expenses of seven million Euros. These initiatives helped Telefónica achieve half of the objective set in 2008 of the year 2015 of 30% reduction of energy consumption in networks of equivalent access.  The position of energy managers has been key to achieve all this, position created within the area of Operations created by the Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Office of Telefónica to manage the energy of the companies in different countries.

To help clients improve their energy efficiency, the company launched the model Green Customer Experience, which offers them a green experience from the moment they make the decision to buy a device, its use and until the end of its life-cycle This model includes the development of green applications which promote efficient habits among the clients. In the same manner, Telefónica continued to promote the services already offered of inmotics, tele-conmuting, fleet management and virtual hosting and it participated in various electric car projects and smart cities and it signed the Conduct Code of the European Union on energy efficiency for data-processing centres and Broadband equipment for clients.

Of the various industry initiatives in which the company took part in 2010, we can stand out the collaboration with the ITU (Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones) in the development of methodologies to quantify the impact of the ICT sector regarding CO2, as well as the products and services for final users. On the other hand, it collaborated with GSMA to create a standard methodology to measure energy efficiency of mobile networks.

The CDP also give enormous important to the transparency of the companies on the subject of climate change. Telefónica includes in its annual report, delivered to its shareholders and in its annual CR and Sustainability information of its strategy and achievements on this matter. At the same time, it has 2.0 channels to inform and debate on energy efficiency, green services, measurement of indicators, etc. In 2010, it celebrated its first global workshop on energy efficiency in which employees, experts, industry analysts, manufacturers and the media took part.  Also and, as part of its activities to inform society, it published together with the ITU and the GeSI the document “Using ICTs to tackle Climate Change”, presented in the Climate Change Summit in Cancún.

In 2011, Telefónica continues with its activities. Promoted by the  Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Office, with an strategy based on the management of risks and opportunities linked to climate change and energy

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