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As a global corporate citizen, we play a role in addressing the environmental impacts generated through our business. Our biggest source of carbon emissions is the energy that powers our networks, making up 90% of our total consumption. Therefore, we are focused on deploying the most efficient solutions that drive down energy use, from our data centers to our customers.
At the same time, we are adding solar capabilities across our markets and procuring renewable energy in order to reduce our carbon emissions. Our global environmental statement, published in 2014, sets out our commitment to enhancing the energy efficiency of all our companies, with a focus on energy use, carbon emissions and management of electronic waste.
In 2015, we joined Energy 2020, the energy plan of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE). The program aims to create energy management solutions by sharing best practices, setting standards and finding innovative ways for cable companies and vendors to manage energy use.
Our goal is to improve the efficiency of our electricity consumption by 15% every year through 2020. We also aim to be five times more carbon efficient by 2020, using 2012 as our base year for both targets. In order to provide meaningful targets, we measure our energy consumption and GHG emissions in terabytes (TB) of data transported through our networks.
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