Vodafone UK has released its annual Carbon Reduction Plan for its UK operations, with the report highlighting a successful period with the company vastly reducing its impact on the environment.
In the three-year period between March 2020 and March 2023, Vodafone reduced the carbon emissions from its own operations by 92%.
Known as Scope 1 and Scope 2, these two categories encompass the carbon emissions from operations Vodafone directly control, such as the energy to power the network and the vehicles engineers use to visit mobile sites.
Since March 2020, the amount of emissions created by Vodafone in the UK annually has been reduced by 86,360 tonnes of CO2e, to only 7,154 tonnes a year.
The main way this has been achieved is through various different programmes to ensure 100% of all electricity consumption is generated via renewable sources. This was first achieved in July 2021.
Vodafone has accomplished this through partnerships with energy companies – such as Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) certificates – as well as longer term investments in solar and wind farms in various UK locations.