Climate-friendly operations

DNA is committed to reducing the climate impacts of its operations. Together with other Nordic Telenor group companies, we are committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

We consider it important to recognise the environmental impacts and risks of our business operations, and to operate according to the principles of sustainable development. DNA’s goal is to make its business operations carbon neutral by 2030. We have been taking concrete steps towards this goal for a long time, particularly by investing in the energy efficiency of our network and by converting to renewable energy.


Objects and examples of measures

DNA’s goal is to become carbon neutral by 2030.

All the electricity that DNA buys directly is produced with renewable energy. Our certificate attached (PDF)
DNA has started construction of a 5G network, and at the same time, the network will be upgraded with more energy-efficient technologies.
By our Flexible working model and remote working we reduce about 49 percent of DNA's commuting emissions.

The Wattinen service helps households reduce climate emissions from heating

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DNA’s new Wattinen service helps households reduce climate emissions from heating. With Wattinen, residents can maintain an ideal room temperature at all times while also saving money and without compromising comfort.

Heating buildings is one of the biggest sources of climate emissions. For instance, more than half of emissions in the Helsinki metropolitan area are caused by heating, which is double the emissions from traffic. With Wattinen, a housing company can save 15–30% on the energy used on heating while reducing emissions by the same proportion.

How to get Wattinen for your apartment building

1.    Contact DNA and ask for a free consultation for the board of your housing company or your property manager.
2.    We will make an offer based on a property inspection and information provided about the housing company.
3.    Residents of the housing company may be heard, and the board of the housing company will make the decision. The installation of Wattinen does not require a decision by a general meeting.
4.    Wattinen will replace your current thermostatic radiator valves with new smart thermostats and a heating control system.
5.    Wattinen instructs residents and representatives of the housing company on how to schedule and control heating in a smart way.

Further information about Wattinen (in Finnish).


More mobile data, less electricity consumption

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According to Tefficient’s latest report, DNA’s customers have the highest mobile data usage per subscription in the world. Although the use of mobile data is increasing, at the same time electricity consumption is decreasing proportionally thanks to DNA’s advanced network technology. Implementation of the 5G network, currently under construction, will improve relative efficiency further in the coming years even if total energy consumption increases.

According to a report published in 2019 by the GSMA organisation that represents mobile network operators worldwide, the mobile communications industry can play a significant role in supporting other sectors in reducing electricity consumption and emissions. The mobile communications industry can help reduce emissions by means such as: building more network connections, developing energy efficiency and influencing changes in people’s behaviour.

Network technology offered by the mobile communications industry can also speed up the development of new low-carbon innovations in different sectors and in society as a whole. According to calculations made by the GSMA and the Carbon Trust in 2018, the mobile industry’s impact on the reduction of emissions on a global scale was 10 times greater than the industry’s own carbon footprint.

Learn more about DNA’s climate targets and work.
Read more about the GSMA report.