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As founder of GreenBuying.co.uk I have always been focused on two simple beliefs: first, that organisations create the biggest carbon a...

Phone giant Vodafone has announced it plans to reduce its CO2 emissions by 50 per cent by 2020.

The target will be compared against its 2006-7 figure of 1.23 million tonnes and the company claims it will achieve improvements by increased energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy.

Arun Sarin, chief executive of Vodafone, said: "It is good for the environment but also makes sense for the business. It resonates from a financial perspective as improving energy efficiency helps us to control costs."

Vodafone has reviewed a variety of options and will focus on improving energy efficiency on their networks, which account for 80 per cent of the company's emissions.

"This will help customers to limit their own emissions and this is something they value more and more," added Mr Sarin. He outlined plans for solar-powered phone chargers and universal adaptors for Vodafone branded products.

During March, Vodafone hosted a briefing for analysts and investors explaining how the company plans to adapt to take full advantage of the new customer demand for higher speed, quality and functionality.
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Article Date: 22 April 2008

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