Vodafone shrinks its carbon footprint by 25,000 tonnes in three years

The reduction was achieved through green measures that led to an energy saving of 100GWh

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Vodafone announced it has reduced its carbon footprint by 25,000 tonnes in a period of three years.

That was the result of the deployment of energy-efficient measures to its business operations, a move that resulted in a saving of 100GWh of energy.

The telecoms giant estimates the energy saved could power a town with a population of 65,000 people for a year and represents a financial saving of around £10 million.

The energy savings were achieved by optimising heating and cooling systems in offices and managing airflow to keep technical sites cool in the most energy-efficient way.

Vodafone has partnered with the facilities management company Mitie to audit 90 buildings, including offices, contact centres, data centres and mobile telephone exchange network sites.

Scott Petty, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone UK, said: “Combined with our commitment to power our network with 100% renewable electricity by 2021 and helping our customers reduce their own carbon footprints with our connectivity and Internet of Things (IoT) technology, this will ensure we are helping to build a more sustainable future.”

Vodafone has pledged to power its network using 100% renewable electricity by July 2021 and to help its customers save 350 million tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2030 through its connectivity and IoT technology.