In line with the Paris Agreement, SBTI and IPCC recommendations, Orange has committed to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, covering scopes 1, 2 and 3. This is 10 years earlier than the objectives set by the rest of the sector.
To achieve this goal, we are following a strict energy efficiency policy, increasing our consumption of renewable energies, developing our circular economy, engaging with our suppliers, and investing in carbon capture solutions to reduce our residual emissions.
Our key environmental objectives in our Engage 2025 strategic plan is to meet 50% of the Group’s electricity needs through renewable energy in 2025 compared to 26% in 2019 and to reach -30% of CO2 emissions in 2025 compared to 2015 (scopes 1 and 2).
Thanks to the Green ITN plan, between 2010 and mid-2019, Orange Group saved over 7,200 GWh of electricity and 365 million litres of fuel oil.
As for renewable energies, Orange has deployed more than 4,000 solar sites in Africa and the Middle East. Orange is expanding this use of solar energy through partnerships with electricity companies (ESCO projects). Partnerships are already in place in 8 countries in the Africa and Middle East region.
In Jordan, three solar farms have been set up and provide green electricity for the equivalent of almost 70% of Orange Jordan consumption.
We are implementing Power Purchasing Agreements (PPAs). For example, a solar PPA for 200 GWh/year in Spain was signed with its partner Iberdrola. Another (PPA) for 67 GWh/year of wind power in France with its partner Boralex.