Telefónica is at the forefront in the race for carbon neutrality. Our key target is to achieve net-zero emissions in our main markets by 2025, and extend this commitment to our operations in HISPAM and our value chain by 2040 at the latest.
In addition, Telefónica is committed to achieving:
- More energy efficiency: reduce energy consumption by 90% per unit of traffic in 2025, compared to 2015.
- More renewable energy: continue to use 100% of electricity from renewable sources, promoting its development with long-term agreements and self-generation (HISPAM 100% RE by 2030).
- Reduce CO2 emissions in our value chain by 39% in 2025 and reach net-zero in 2040.
- Get our customers to reduce, with our Eco Smart solutions, 5 million tons of CO2 in 2025.
In the framework of Telefónica’s Energy Efficiency Programme, in 2019 we conducted 189 initiatives on energy efficiency and the reduction of GHG emissions in our networks and offices, with which we managed to save 313 GWh. In this way, we avoided the emission of more than 105,000 tons of CO2. Last year, we reduced energy consumption by 72% per unit of traffic, compared to 2015.
In addition, thanks to our Renewable Energy Plan, 81.6% of our global electricity consumption comes from renewable sources (100% in our operations in Spain, UK, Germany and Brazil), which is equivalent to the average annual consumption of 1,325,000 households. Thus, we have prevented more than a million CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.