Telcos are taking measures to tackle Scope 3 emissions up and down the supply chain as they aim to reach net zero.
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The sustainable telco: navigating the maze of scope 3 emissions
Some of the world’s largest communications service providers (CSPs) hope to achieve net zero greenhouse (GHG) emissions by 2040, spurred by pressure from regulators, customers, investors and employees.
Their success, however, will depend on getting to grips with their largest source of emissions: Scope 3. And it won't be simple to achieve. Not only are Scope 3 emissions generated beyond a telco’s direct control through activity up and down the supply chain, but CSPs also tend to lack access to the standardized, industry-specific data they need for accurate emissions reporting.
Yet, as we see in this report, which is based on both an extensive survey and interviews with leading telcos worldwide, several are taking the issue seriously. Not only are investments in new technologies and processes underway, but some CSPs are also weighing up the extent to which Scope 3 targets demand a radical change in how they procure, build and operate networks.
Read this report to understand: