Telefonica Leads Europe and The World in Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

We continue to be a leader in carbon management! The Environmental Investment Organisation (EIO), an independent NGO has ranked O2’s parent company Telefónica S.A. 4th in its ET Europe 300 and 5th in its ET Global 800. This placed us at the forefront in the global digital services and telecommunications space.

ET Global 800 Top 10

We’re really pleased that Telefónica has been ranked so highly at a global level!

Sam Gill, CEO of the EIO said: “I am delighted to be able to present the 2013 ET Carbon Ranking Leader Award for EU 300 and Global 800 to Telefónica on behalf of the Environmental Investment Organisation. Whilst effective greenhouse gas emissions reporting is certainly not an easy task for any company it is excellent to see certain companies demonstrating that it can be done and to an ever increasingly higher standard.”

At a UK level, we’ve been making great progress too. All our hard work towards our Think Big Blueprint for Sustainability is clearly paying off. We have been focusing on improving our network’s energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions performance year on year. We were the first in our industry to adopt the independently assessed Carbon Footprint label and have retained the Carbon Trust standard since 2009. We also participate in the EU Code of Conduct for Datacentres.

We’re committed to being a sustainability pioneer in our industry and also across business in the UK and Europe. In addition to the tough standards that we have set ourselves in the UK, we have also created the opportunity for customers to participate towards reducing their impact – like Charger Out of The Box, which aims to ensure that we don’t add to the 100 million unused chargers that already exist in the UK and O2 Recycle, our UK-based handset recycling operation, which sends all profits to Think Big opportunity initiatives for school children.

For an overview of our Think Big Sustainability initiative click here!