DNA’s climate work

Together with other Nordic Telenor group companies, we are committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030. Our target supports the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement because it is based on our industry’s shared plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Science Based Targets Initiative has approved Telenor’s climate target that came into effect in March 2020. We have also been doing climate work for years by setting short-term goals.


DNA’s indirect emissions related to energy consumption (Scope 2) have decreased by approximately 55% since 2014, which is due to procurement of renewable energy and increased energy efficiency in radio networks. In 2015, we moved our direct electricity procurement to electricity produced solely from renewable resources. Implementation of the 5G network, currently under construction, will reduce the relative per-data consumption of electricity despite the continuous increase in the use of data.


We can reduce emissions from commuting by 49% through our flexible work model and remote working. We are making constant efforts to reduce the consumption of electricity and paper at our facilities, as well as any other unnecessary environmental load.


In addition to reducing our own emissions, the services we provide help our customers reduce their carbon footprints. For instance, our new Wattinen service helps households reduce climate emissions from heating.

 

Towards a carbon neutral DNA


In order to achieve our goal of being carbon neutral by 2030 we will continue to invest in the development of the energy efficiency of radio networks and renewable energy. However, we also need other action. We are currently working on a more detailed plan for achieving our goal.

Learn more about flexible work (in Finnish).
Learn more about our energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in our Corporate Responsibility Report (in Finnish).
 

DNA signs up to Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development

DNA has signed Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development, under which we commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

The various players signing up to Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development, which is being coordinated by the Prime Minister’s Office, undertake to promote sustainable development in their work and operations. Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development is part of Finland’s efforts to implement the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and is a long-term, future objective for Finland.

DNA’s Sustainable Development Commitment.