Vodafone Pledges Net Zero by 2040
By Jaime Llinares Taboada
Vodafone Group PLC on Monday committed to achieve net zero
emissions by 2040, bringing forward by ten years its original
The U.K. telecommunications company also promised to eliminate
all carbon emissions from its own activities, and from the energy
that it purchases and uses--also known as scope 1 and scope 2
emissions--by 2030. In addition, the group said it will halve scope
3 emissions--including joint ventures, supply chain purchases, use
of products sold and business travel--by 2030.
"We are committed to reduce our carbon footprint through
improved energy efficiency, renewable energy supply, reducing our
network waste and new environmental criteria when we select
suppliers. Vodafone will also enable our customers to reduce their
environmental footprint through use of our services, including the
Internet of Things," Chief Executive Nick Read said.
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