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Net Zero carbon emissions

We’re working to cut carbon emissions from our UK operations to net zero by 2027.

How? By investing millions into energy-efficient equipment, powering our network, offices and stores with 100% renewable electricity*, switching to an electric fleet, and more.

We’re also working with our suppliers to significantly reduce their emissions too.

By 2040, Vodafone will be net zero across its full carbon footprint globally. Download our Carbon Reduction Plan here.

Pledge to reduce carbon emissions

We’re cutting CO2 emissions and electronic waste, and helping our customers do the same

Network waste
Network waste

We reuse, resell or recycle 100% of our network waste. We also launched a B2B asset marketplace that lets us resell decommissioned network items such as masts and antennae within Vodafone, and reduce carbon emissions and costs

Smart AND sustainable

Our range of refurbished phones mean you can breathe new life into ‘as new’ phones that are returned to us, helping save energy and natural resources. Or, consider the Fairphone 3, a sustainable device that works closely with suppliers to ensure better working conditions for those employed in its creation. More about Fairphone 3

Eco-rated devices
Eco-rated devices

We’ve joined forces with some of the biggest names in the phone industry to bring you eco-rated devices. This new device rating helps you understand how sustainable your phone is on a scale of 1 to 100, using different criteria such as repairability and climate impact.

Using technology to protect the planet

Internet of things technology - for example, in smart meters and logistics solutions - can help businesses and people be more energy efficient and so play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions.

We estimate over 54% of our 123 million IoT connections globally directly help customers reduce emissions. In 2020, our IoT helped avoid a massive 7.1 million tonnes of CO2e. That’s over five times more than Vodafone’s total emissions last year.

What’s more, by 2030, we’ve committed to reduce our customers’ carbon emissions by 350 million tonnes.

Helping businesses cut emissions with our IoT

Tech solutions safeguard forests and water

Protect UK forests and tackle climate change
Protect UK forests and tackle climate change

Defra and Forest Research better understand the role of trees in tackling climate change.

Video Case Study
We use IoT to save three billion litres of water a day

Around 23% of water that passes through underground pipes is lost to leakage. We work with SES water to pinpoint exactly where these links happen and fix them – fast!


Read more in Digital Society

Terms & Conditions

*100% Renewable Electricity: As of 1 July 2021, 100% of the grid electricity that we use in the UK is certified to be from renewable sources.

UK operations: refers to all direct scope 1 emissions from fuel combustion on site and in company vehicles and indirect scope 2 emissions from purchased electricity.