Why it matters?
As the world unites to tackle climate change, we are committed to ensuring that as our business grows, our environmental impact does not. Energy is currently responsible for 2% of our operational expenditure and electricity consumption accounts for 80% of our total carbon emissions, so finding ways to be more efficient and decrease our impact on the planet is important to us.
What we are doing
Our global environmental statement sets out our commitment to enhancing the energy efficiency of our operations, with a focus on energy use, carbon emissions and the management of electronic waste.
- In 2017, our overall energy efficiency improved by 37% (per terabyte of data traffic generated).
- Our electricity consumption remained relatively flat, increasing by 1% compared to 2016, and we decreased our total market-based emissions (scope 1, 2 & 3) by 18%, which takes into account the GHG intensity of the electricity we source.
- As part of our commitment to enhancing the energy efficiency of our operations, we’re targeting a 15% energy efficiency improvement every year through to 2020.
- We also refurbished 2.2 million set-up boxes and modem units, avoiding 3,700 metric tons of waste.