Vodafone Group has become a founding member of the European Green Digital Coalition, committing to significantly reducing its carbon footprint by 2030, and becoming climate neutral by 2040. The Coalition will be focused on investing in the development of more energy and material efficient digital technologies and co-creating deployment guidelines of green digital solutions, together with other industry leaders.
The Coalition was announced at Digital Day 2021 today, during a Green and Digital Transformation panel that Nick Read, CEO of Vodafone joined. GSMA/ETNO released a joint statement here. Please see below a quote from Nick Read on why the company is proud to be a founding member.
Nick Read, Chief Executive, Vodafone Group said: “Vodafone is proud to be a founding member of the European Green Digital Coalition. As the largest mobile and fixed network operator in Europe, we recognise the key role our digital networks and technologies play in addressing the climate issues we face today. Digitalisation is key to saving energy, using natural resources more efficiently, driving efficiencies and creating a circular economy. By investing in connectivity, and working together with others in the industry and with policymakers, we can build back better, for Europe and its citizens.”
“The Coalition sees the new social contract between businesses, EU institutions and governments in action, and will be a forum focused on unleashing the power of digital to deliver the Green Deal, together with other sectors. In July last year, we committed to helping our corporate customers reduce their emissions by 350 million tonnes globally between now and 2030. Last year, we also set a Science-Based emission reduction target for 2030 and a Net Zero ambition for 2040. We remain dedicated to supporting Europe in its ambition to reach climate neutrality by 2050.”