Tele2 AB announces it is the first telco in the Nordics and Baltics and the first company in all industries in Sweden, to receive approval from the Science Based Target Initiative, SBTi, for its 2035 Net-Zero Standard science-based target.
The SBTi Net-Zero Standard includes the guidance and criteria companies must reach to achieve science-based net-zero targets consistent with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Tele2 aims to be a contributor to – and enabler of – the transformation to a net-zero world, creating unlimited possibilities for people, businesses, and societies.
– To be the first company not only in Sweden, but also to be the first telco in the markets where we are present to set approved Net-Zero science-based targets is a thrilling testimony to Tele2’s passion for sustainability. With this milestone we are showing global leadership in our industry and living up to our vision to lead in sustainability, says Kjell Johnsen, CEO Tele2.
The SBTi’s Net-Zero Standard is the world’s first framework for corporate net-zero target setting in line with the latest climate science.
Tele2’s climate goals based upon approved science-based targets are:
- Reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 100% by 2029 from a 2019 base year.
- Reduce scope 3 GHG emissions 60% per subscription by 2029 from a 2019 base year.
- Achieve net-zero emissions in our value chain by 2035.
To help achieve its targets, Tele2 also announces its goal to become a fossil fuel free business using 100% renewable energy by 2025 for all parts of our operations.
– Tele2 has committed to Net-Zero science-based targets because setting targets for climate and nature is good for business. A zero-carbon future is the only way for the planet to thrive and Tele2 has the potential to play a crucial part by setting a standard for the telecom industry, says Kjell Johnsen, CEO Tele2.
Direct emissions reductions (decarbonization) will be prioritized and all residual emissions will be neutralized (if applicable) in line with SBTi criteria before reaching net-zero emissions.