Nokia is targeting to reduce emissions from operations by 41% by 2030 and to reduce scope-3 emissions from customer use of our products by 75% by 2030 as per 2014 baseline.
In 2017, Nokia became the first telecoms vendor to set and have accepted its science-based targets with the Science Based Targets Initiative.
Nokia published its annual sustainability report, covering the company’s sustainability performance in 2017 and focusing on four priority areas – Improving people’s lives with technology, protecting the environment, conducting business with integrity and respecting people.
The annual sustainability report, The People & Planet report is prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative GRI Standards, and it is also compliant with the advanced level of the UN Global Compact. Furthermore, selected key sustainability indicators have been assured by an independent auditor.
“We are optimistic about the future and the potential of digital technologies to ignite a new era that will not only bring greater business opportunities for our company and others in our industry, but also personal, social and economic benefits for people everywhere,” Nokia’s President and CEO Rajeev Suri stated in the report.
The key sustainability achievements for 2017 included: Help customers reduce their energy use and emissions with modernized customer base station sites using on average 44% less energy; Reducing our total energy consumption by 3% and water consumption by more than 14%; and also recycled 80% of waste from our buildings.
“We recognize that we have the opportunity as well as responsibility to apply technology in ways that enhance people’s lives and, more broadly, advance humanity,” Suri said.