NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – SAFARICOM has committed to promoting the use of renewable energy and contribute to the global reduction of Green House Gas emissions.
The commitment is part of the company’s push to align to the historic climate change agreement stuck in Paris between 195 countries. The agreement set the first long-term goal for carbon emissions reduction.
Safaricom will this week, carry out Environmental management awareness and training across their various offices.
The agreement reached in Paris seeks to avoid catastrophic climate change by limiting warming to 1,5C to 2C.
‘This is not just a commitment on paper but one that we fully intend to follow through by implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions in our network and facilities,” said Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom.
The current scientific consensus is that global carbon emissions need to be reduced by 80 percent by 2050 to avoid catastrophic climate change.
According to its latest Sustainability report, Safaricom achieved its target of reducing the cost of energy consumption by 10 percent and decreased overall carbon footprint by 18 percent.
The report attributes the reduction to replacement and upgrade of aging Base Transmission Station infrastructure, implementation of various energy efficiency initiatives and more accurate data collection.
Safaricom also recently joined several other companies associated with the B team to announce their aspiration to aim for net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050.
The B team is an initiative formed by a global group of business leaders led by Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson to catalyze a better way of doing business, for the wellbeing of people and the planet.
“As a global community, the longer we delay making the required sustainability commitments and changes, the bigger the potential losses we face and the more radically our lives will be altered in the near future. We are committed to practicing what we preach that is why we are aspiring to be a ‘Net-Zero by 2050’ company” added Collymore.
Safaricom becomes the first company in the region to commit to the ‘Net-Zero by 2050’ aspiration.
– CAJ News