Chairman, BT India
“Our target is to reduce global carbon emissions intensity by 80% by 2020 and to actively engage 20% of our workforce by 2012 into activities focussed on addressing climate change”
The carbon generated from materials and manufacture is about one quarter of the overall ICT footprint, the rest coming from the use of these ICT devices like PCs and mobiles. Please comment.
The ICT industry is seen generally as environmentally friendly and is certainly cleaner than many traditional industries. However, it is a big user of energy and therefore has the potential to contribute significantly to climate change.
BT recognises that its day-to-day operations impact the environment in a number of ways and is committed to minimising the potentially harmful effects of its activities wherever and whenever possible. In particular, it is committed to helping the world tackle climate change by reducing its emissions and helping others to do the same.