Telia Company Sets Out Sustainable-Growth Targets
By Dominic Chopping
STOCKHOLM--Telia Co. AB on Tuesday set new sustainable growth
targets in climate and circularity, digital inclusion and privacy
The Swedish telecommunications operator said it aims to empower
societies in the Nordics and Baltics to achieve zero CO2 and waste
by 2030, reach one million people through digital inclusion
initiatives by 2025 and implement privacy and security strategies
by 2023 to gain and maintain customers' trust.
It said science-based targets covering the entire value chain
are targeted by 2025. Emissions in own operations will be reduced
by at least 50%, and Telia will engage with suppliers to ensure
that at least 72% of supply-chain emissions are covered by set
To reach zero waste, the company will accelerate actions to
reduce, re-use and recycle materials, with 84% of materials from
own and network operations to be re-used or recycled by 2025.
Telia added that it will significantly increase sales of re-used
mobile phones as well as phones sold "as a service". "Device as a
service" is a pay for use model prolonging lifetime through
repairs, upgrades and refurbishment, and ensuring that phones are
returned for reuse or recycling.
In privacy & security, Telia aims for top tier privacy
positions and best in class security practices in all markets by
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