TDC will reduce CO2 emissions from Danish company locations with 40 pct. of 2010 emissions by the end of 2020.
It is a very ambitious goal, since the requirements from customers and society is constantly increasing the demands for energy in TDC's networks. But as a one of the largest Danish companies, we find it necessary to combat climate change. And as Denmark's largest telecommunications company, we believe it is only natural. Our products can help to reduce CO2 emissions significantly, but it requires that we, as a company, lead by example.
Therefore it is necessary to look at all aspects of our business to find the necessary reductions. By far the most of TDC's CO2 emissions stem from the power consumption of TDC's network used to operate fixed line, broadband and mobile networks in Denmark. In addition, we also emit CO2 when we use electricity and heat our buildings and installations. Finally we emit CO2, when our technicians cars ride around the country.
Cornerstones of Climate Change 2014:
TDC identified a number of different initiatives and spent DKK 20 mill. for different CO2-reducing projects and improvements at existing facilities in 2010. At the same time TDC has formed an agreement with energy company NRGi on consulting to help identify energy saving projects and verify the value of these. The value of these projects is yet unknown.
As a company we can reduce our own CO2 emissions, but the big win in the battle against climate change is won when our customers save as a result of the products TDC deliver.
Overall, it is expected that TDC's products and networks make it possible to reduce CO2 emissions by 100-150000 tonnes by 2014.
TDC would like to reduce CO2 emissions further in the coming years. We therefore introduced CO2 reduction as a strategic sales factor in 2009 to make the benefits of our products visible in their battle against climate change.