The issue of energy and climate change is high on KPN’s agenda. Energy shortages, energy security and climate change are topics that affect us, our customers and society. We are sticking to the target we set ourselves in 2008, to be climate neutral by 2020. The sharp growth in data traffic makes this a challenging task.
We think it even more important to contribute to the energy savings our customers can achieve. The ways we do this include using energy-efficient data centers, making use of teleconferencing (less vehicle usage) and stimulating working from home (less office space).
In this area too, our interest is shifting over the coming years from managing our own business to managing that of our customers.
The sharp increase in data communication means that we consume more energy.
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is a joint initiative of global investors that asks publicly quoted companies for details of their approach to climate change.
KPN not only wants to practice social and sustainable responsibility in its own production, but also asks its suppliers to do so.
KPN wants to make maximum use of green electricity that is generated from renewable sources such as wind energy and biomass.
Our customers can save a lot of energy by using ICT, but the rapid growth of ICT also puts a burden on the environment through higher electricity consumption in other parts of the chain.
Care for the environment is an integral part of KPN’s business operations.
In 2011 we started collaborating with the World Wildlife Fund and joined the Climate Savers Program to lessen our impact on the climate.
Smart ICT services and The New Way of Living and Working can make a significant contribution to energy saving.