Proximus receives 'A' rating for climate efforts

Published on 19/05/2021 in News

Proximus receives 'A' rating for climate efforts

Proximus was given an 'A' rating by the CDP, an international non-profit organization specializing in the environment, for its fight against global warming. Together with AB-Inbev, Proximus was the only Belgian company to obtain an ‘A' rating.

The strong strategic focus on sustainability underpins this 'A' rating. Since 2016, Proximus’ operations have been carbon neutral. In the future, the telecoms operator wants to go one step further: make a net positive contribution to a climate-neutral planet and become a truly circular company by 2030.

This award is not only a recognition of our efforts, but also an encouragement to go further.

Guillaume Boutin, CEO of the Proximus Group

A few of the climate actions

  • By 2020, Proximus will have reduced its own emissions by more than a quarter compared to the previous year.
  • Last year, 88% of Proximus’ waste was recycled, reused or composted.
  • Thanks to the 'Don't Miss the Call' project, it collected 65,000 old mobile phones and also reached the milestone of 2 million refurbished modems and decoders since its start in 2014.
  • Renewable energy is also high on Proximus' list of priorities. The company participates in RE100 – a global initiative that stimulates the transition to 100% renewable electricity. Since 2019, all electricity consumed by Proximus has come from renewable sources.

Common goal

Sustainability also plays a decisive role in the selection of partners. In the field of logistics and transport, H.Essers and Proximus realized the first BREEAM-certified logistics building in Belgium in 2011.

More details about how Proximus tackles the sustainability of its network, fleet and logistics chain? Hans Schurmans, Proximus’ Director Logistics and Operations explains.

Read the interview

As with Proximus, sustainability – for Decathlon – is more than just climate ambition.

Read how and why

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