At TelefÃ³nica we conceive Green ICT as a series of processes and activities that enable us to generate value for the company and our clients and to contribute to the promotion of a low carbon economy through Information and Communications Technology.
Our strategy involves three work fronts: Global Green ICT, structured to position us as the leader in this field, Green from ICT, to promote internal energy efficiency and reduce our CO2 emissions, optimising the use of resources and making the most of scale benefits, and Green by ICT, aimed at the development of competitive Green ICT solutions and services to improve our clientsâ efficiency.
In these areas, TelefÃ³nica has, among others, with these objectives:
To meet this new commitment, TelefÃ³nica will act in three major areas: firstly, improving energy efficiency in the network with projects to reduce electricity consumption, which is responsible for 85% of CO2 emissions; secondly, reducing the consumption of fossil fuels in generators, replacing them with more efficient and clean energy sources, and in vehicle fleets, by reducing their number, using low-consumption, hybrid or electric vehicles or cutting the number of kilometres driven by improving fleet management; and, finally, encouraging and promoting self-generation of renewable energy where access to electricity is difficult.
Our action in this field is the responsibility of the Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Office, promoted by the General Technical Secretariat of the Presidentâs Office.
Given the overall transverse nature of the project, the Office has 5 points of action of which the head of each line is in charge: Operations; Suppliers; Employees; Customers; and Society.
A key figure in Operations for carrying out the energy efficiency initiatives are Energy Managers, who are based in the countries where we operate; one of their main goals is to reduce energy consumption.