Bharti Airtel Achieves 81% Reduction in CO2 Emissions Across its Network in Last 5 Years

Bharti Airtel Achieves 81% Reduction in CO2 Emissions Across its Network in Last 5 Years Image Credit: Airtel

Bharti Airtel (Airtel), India’s largest telecommunications company, said in its '2017 India Sustainability Report', that it has achieved 81% reduction in CO2 emissions across network infrastructure in the last five years and 27% reduction in the last financial year alone.

Following are the other benefits from its Green Initiatives;

 - 23% reduction in CO2 emissions per square feet in our facility and 9% reduction in CO2 emissions per rack in data centre operations against 2015-16

 - Airtel saved over 1280 million sheets of paper since FY 2011-12 on paperless billing initiatives.

 - Adopted Aadhar based instant verification process which is secure and eliminates paperwork

 - Managed to recycle 2400 tonnes of e-waste and refurbished over 500,000 direct-to-home set top boxes

 - Over 1200 tonnes of paper have been saved since FY 2011-12 with the paperless billing initiative, over 170 millions have opted for e-bills. 191 tonnes of paper was saved across facilities. Adopted Aadhar based instant verification process which is secure and eliminates paperwork. 32.7 million such paperless Aadhar based acquisitions were completed last year.

Gobal Vittal, MD & CEO, (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel
As part of our governance DNA, we attach a deep sense of purpose to the way we conduct our business and ensure it has a positive impact on all stakeholders. Being a responsible corporate citizen, we have implemented a host of sustainability initiatives across the organization and remain fully committed to building on this strong foundation.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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