Vodafone is committed to fully abate for our own operations by 2030, and for our full carbon footprint by 2040.
Our 2030 carbon reduction targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative as in line with reductions required to keep warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement.
By 2030, Vodafone will fully abate all carbon emissions from its own activities and from energy it purchases and uses (Scope 1 and 2). We will also halve carbon emissions from Scope 3 sources, including joint ventures, all supply chain purchases, the use of products it has sold and business travel.
By 2040, Vodafone will have fully abated Scope 3 emissions completely - bringing forward by ten years Vodafone’s original 2050 ambition to reach net zero across our full carbon footprint.
In 2019, Vodafone signed up to the Race to Zero campaign through the Business Ambition for 1.5C
By 2025 Germany's own emissions will be net zero
By 2025 Italy's own emissions will be net zero
By 2027 UK's own emissions will be net zero
The path to net zero
We’ve committed to reducing our total global carbon emissions to net zero by 2040. Here’s how we’re going to do it…
How we are going to meet our net zero target
We recognise that climate change poses a number of physical (i.e. extreme weather events) and transition-related (i.e. related to moving to a greener economy) risks and opportunities for our business. As part of our commitment to operate ethically and sustainably, we strive to understand climate-related risks and opportunities and embed responses to these into our business strategy and operations. We have been aligning our internal processes with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (‘TCFD’) for the last three years and will continue to enhance our policies, processes and reporting with respect to the TCFD recommendations.
Our strategy in action
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Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
We aim to build a inclusive and sustainable digital society. Through our connectivity and digital innovations (SDG 9) and through our partnerships (SDG 17) we can accelerate and scale delivery across multiple SDGs.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts