4/21/2008 1:37:00 PM
Vodafone unveils green promises for next 12 years
Vodafone Group said it will reduce carbon emissions by half in the next 12 years through improvements in energy efficiency and increased use of renewable energy.
The company also aims to make it easier for its customers to reduce their emissions with Vodafone products.
Arun Sarin, Vodafone CEO said: 'This is the right decision for a responsible business to take. It is good for the environment but also makes sense for the business.
'It resonates from a financial perspective as improving energy efficiency helps us to control costs. It also resonates with customers as developing new products and services, such as our plans for solar-powered phone chargers.’
In 2006/7 the operator reduced carbon dioxide emitted relative to network traffic by 29% and improved energy efficiency of new network equipment by 25%.
The targets for Vodafone’s newly acquired companies in India and Turkey will be announced in due course.