Birgit Klesper, Senior Vice President Group Transformational Change and Corporate Responsibility Deutsche Telekom.
At the recent 21st UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris, Deutsche Telekom tabled its commitment to reduce carbon (CO2) emission by 20 percent (as compared with 2008) by 2020. The operator, first announced the target last year with an objective to make valuable contribution to a climate-friendly and future-oriented society worldwide.
To attain this, the operator plans to optimize energy efficiency by leveraging green technologies within the network infrastructure and data centers, including using web and video conferences instead of traveling. It also plans to systematically expand the range of sustainable products and solutions with an expert team within the company working in all areas to reduce CO2 emissions.
Birgit Klesper, Senior Vice President Group Transformational Change and Corporate Responsibility Deutsche Telekom wrote in an article that, "78 major corporations, including Deutsche Telekom, have already expressed their firm commitment to climate protection at a global level, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, by signing the UN Climate Deal. In doing so, the CEOs are calling on governments to take a particularly important and necessary step: to set an ambitious, shared climate protection target."