At TDC, we have a unique opportunity to play an active part in supporting Denmark in achieving our national CO2 ambition. While, we have already implemented many initiatives to reduce our energy consumption and climate footprint, we acknowledge the need to do even more. We are convinced that businesses of the future will succeed in creating shared value – value for owners, value for society, and value for the environment at the same time.
As a result, we have adopted an ambitious climate target to be 100% CO2 neutral in 2030. This commitment drives all our activities across all business units to reduce our climate footprint. We maintain a systematic framework of impact assessment, gap analyses, initiative planning, and active management, all guided by our materiality matrix and based on the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System framework.
We take an inward-out approach to managing our impacts. First, we look at our operations and how we can reduce impacts across all environmental KPIs, including initiatives on energy, carbon emissions, resource use, waste, and electronic waste (WEEE). Next, we consider how to reduce the impact of our products and services and our employee activities on behalf of TDC, e.g. through remote collaboration. Finally, we seek to increase the knowledge of sustainable behaviours and research through involvement with international organisations and advocacy at national, regional and international fora. Our commitments and activities are underpinned by our Sustainability Policy.
Technology contributes to a greener society
The ICT industry is a key enabler of sustainable economic growth due to its role in connecting people and communities globally; through digitalisation and through improved connectivity offering new sustainable solutions. Digital services contain considerable potential in the context of environmental and climate improvements. Examples in this area include automated communication between machines and equipment; also known as ‘The internet of things’ (IoT). In coming years, our lightning-fast and stable internet connections will be paving the way for controlling and remotely operating all kinds of machines and processes in real time. This will improve efficiency in society, which will also help save natural resources.
CO2 neutral in 2030
We want to aim high on behalf of our industry and in August 2019 announced our new ambition to become 100% CO2 neutral in 2030 and to reduce our CO2 emissions by 50% in 2025.
- Emilie Wedell-Wedellsborg
- Head of Sustainability