Orange says business survival linked to energy consumption
Telecommunications giant Orange has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing CO2 emissions by 20% and energy consumption by 15% between 2006 and 2020.
The company's latest Corporate Social Responsibility Report declares that, in a world with limited natural resources, companies will only be able to ensure their long-term success by controlling their energy consumption and reducing the environmental impact of the life cycles of their products and services.
"For Orange, that means reducing the environmental impact of our operations by lowering greenhouse gas emissions," states the report.
"Optimising waste management, adopting eco-friendly products and usage, and developing innovative products and services that allow individuals and companies to be greener citizens."
Practical Orange steps since 2009 have included reducing the energy consumption of networks, information systems and buildings; deploying solutions that rely on renewable energy and reducing emissions caused by vehicles and employee business trips.
Reported results from such measures include 225 GWh saved in three years through improved infrastructures; 25 million litres of fuel and 67,000 tons of CO2 emissions saved per year due to setting up more than 2,000 company solar sites and 16 million litres of fuel saved, in 2011 alone, due to the company's renewed vehicle fleet.