Vodafone's UK CEO Ahmed Essam outlines the progress the company has made on its journey towards net zero carbon emissions for its UK operations by 2027.
World Environment Day falls roughly halfway between the environmental conferences, COP26 and COP27, so it seems an appropriate moment to reflect on the progress we’ve made so far on our way to net zero. And what more we need to do.
So much has changed since COP26 in Glasgow – a different phase of the global pandemic; the cost-of-living crisis; and the tragic war in Ukraine. But while the landscape has changed, our planet work hasn’t, nor has its importance.
We remain committed to cutting the carbon emissions from our business and network to net zero by 2027.
Switching to 100% renewable electricity, in July 2021, has had a huge impact: we’ve reduced carbon emissions from our UK operations by 55%  on the previous year, despite significant growth in our voice and data traffic.
I encourage all businesses to consider such a change.