Turk Telekom Becomes Turkey’s Leading Telecom Company in Carbon Disclosure Project Reporting
ISTANBUL, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Turk Telekom is the first telecommunication company which reports to the Carbon
Disclosure Project (CDP) by measuring its carbon emissions in Turkey in 2011.
As the leading communication and convergence technologies company in Turkey, Turk
Telekom is continuing to work on environmental sustainability with the aim of creating a
better future for the next generations. Acting with this vision, Turk Telekom has
identified its sustainability targets and implemented the process for developing a
greenhouse gas management strategy. Accordingly, Turk Telekom aims to become the leader
in its sector in managing climate change risks as well as environmental sustainability.
Turk Telekom is also implementing the “Environment Friendly Communication” campaign,
involving Turk Telekom employees, their families, suppliers, investors, customers and the
Turk Telekom started its sustainable development program with the solar energy panels
installed for backing up energy in the beginning of 90s. Today, there are 52 locations.
Turk Telekom also established a “sustainability committee” at the CEO level in 2010.
Aiming to create a better future for the next generations with the leadership of the
committee, Turk Telekom has transformed its office applications and business processes
according to the principles of sustainability. Accordingly, in 2011 Turk Telekom was the
first telecommunication company reporting from Turkey to the Carbon Disclosure Project
(CDP)* by measuring its carbon emission. As a result of the evaluations carried out among
the companies reporting to CDP, Turk Telekom has been named one of the best two companies
reporting to CDP in terms of methodology and transparency.
Turk Telekom uses its headquarters and its network of 24 thousand employees and
buildings all over Turkey to carry out large scale feasibility studies related to low
carbon and sustainability in its business applications.
Turk Telekom carries out several sustainability projects including alternative energy
use, employing solar and wind energy, employing videoconference technology Telepresence.
Turk Telekom also uses environment friendly font Ecofont, e-training, fleet optimization
and energy saving products and services. Upon completion of this energy transformation
program by 2014, Turk Telekom will be able to prevent an amount of carbon emission
equaling to carbon emission reduction of a forest of 5.400 hectares.
*CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) is considered the most comprehensive environmental
project in the world, with the aim of having all publicly listed companies in the world
disclose their greenhouse emissions and risk management policies related to climate change
to their corporate investors. The CDP project carries out its works in Turkey is hosted by
the SabancI University Faculty of Management Sciences.
What is carbon neutral?
For offsetting the greenhouse gases emitted as a result of any activity performed by
any individual or company and having net “0″ emission, to prevent/decrease the greenhouse
gas emission equal to the amount emitted by the same individual or company or to assist in
decreasing the carbon emission through another project by buying carbon credit equal to
this emitted amount.
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SOURCE Turk Telekom