Telenor will continue to mitigate climate-related physical risks by ensuring robust infrastructure and safeguarding its operations. Telenor will drive a climate agenda that contributes to its position as a trusted brand, with a key focus on responsible business conduct and value creation.
Telenor’s climate targets towards 2030 are based on the ICT sector-specific decarbonization pathway approved by the Scientific Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The climate goals towards 2030 will allow Telenor to support the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. The SBTi has approved Telenor’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets. The approval confirms that our climate targets are in line with what climate science deems necessary to meet the Paris Climate Agreement target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
Telenor’s approved Climate Goals are to:
Reduce emissions of GHGs from our global operations by 57%, from a 2019 baseline, by 2030. For the two regions where we operate, this means:
- The Nordic operations: Telenor’s ambition for the Nordics is carbon-neutral business operations by 2030, focusing on energy efficiency measures in network operations, purchasing renewable electricity, and enabling carbon neutral services.
- The Asian operations: Telenor’s ambitions for the Asian operations is a 50 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 (from a 2019 baseline), focusing on substituting diesel generators with solar solutions at base stations and exploring other renewable electricity options in the region.
68% of our suppliers, by spend, within the categories Purchased Goods, Services and Capital Goods, shall set science-based targets within 2025.
In 2021, we released our first Digital Outlook. In this report, industry experts, academics, and innovators present their take on how the digital shift will advance greener ways of living, learning, and working. We invite you into this 2030 vision to reflect on what it will take to fulfil our ambitions for a smarter future.