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Climate Change: TIM's strategy

04/03/2019 - 02:45 PM

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Contribution of the ICT Sector

TIM is taking up the fight against climate change by setting itself some priority objectives:

  • reducing its own direct and indirect emissions of greenhouse gases;
  • limiting the emissions of other sectors and customers in general by supporting dematerialisation and the provision of services and solutions which promote new sustainable ways of working, learning, travelling and living;
  • communicating its emissions and strategies for fighting climate change in the Sustainability Report and through responses provided to rating agencies (RobecoSAM, VigeoEiris, Oekom, FTSE4Good...). TIM takes part in the CDP survey both in Italy and in Brazil, where it was included in the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3) Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) for the eleventh consecutive year and has been part of the national EPC-Empresas pelo Clima programme since 2010.
  • disseminating a culture which supports the individual in contributing to the reduction of emissions.

 

TIM products and solutions are characterized with reduced energy consumption. The efficiency improvements, savings achievable in economic terms and reduced environmental impact associated with the effective use of TIM services are also a real business opportunity for the Company: Awareness is growing among stakeholders and citizens in general on issues related to climate change leading to companies turning their attention to ways of achieving significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to ensure a sustainable future for society and the planet. These objectives are pursued through the initiatives described in the following paragraphs.

TIM is committed to finding solutions to reduce staff commuting and business trips. In addition to proposed flexible working days, it provides its employees with "VAI On Line" and Smart On Line (launched in 2017) audio and video conferencing services, for both TIM and Group companies; their use shows a recorded increase of about 13.5% in 2018 compared to 2017. Details as follows:

  • VAI On Line: 33,205 video conferences held by TIM and other Group companies;
  • VAI On Line: 72,159 audio conferences held by TIM and other Group companies;
  • Smart On Line: 55,634 audio/video conferences held by TIM.