Vodafone becomes the latest business to join RE100

The company are targeting 100% renewables by 2025
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7 June 2018

One of the world’s largest international telecoms companies, Vodafone Group Plc joined RE100 today with a commitment to purchase 100% of the electricity it uses from renewable sources by 2025.

Led by The Climate Group, in partnership with CDP, RE100 brings together the world’s most influential companies committed to 100% renewable electricity with the aim of scaling up demand for – and delivery of – renewable power.

Vodafone’s operations are currently powered by 13% renewable electricity, meaning its target to source 100% by 2025 will require a significant shift in the use of clean energy. To reach its goal, the company will look to sign power-purchase agreements which will support the growth of renewable energy markets across the globe.

Beyond this, Vodafone aims to develop on-site renewable systems across its technology centers and base station sites and purchase renewable energy certificates.

Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100, The Climate Group, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Vodafone Group to RE100. Setting a target to source 100% renewable power by 2025 demonstrates real leadership and a commitment to be a driving force in the clean energy transition.”

An integrated approach to energy

Sourcing renewables as part of RE100 is one of several things Vodafone is doing to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

To meet a commitment to reduce emissions by 40% from its own network operations by 2025, Vodafone is focusing on incorporating energy efficiency into new network designs. Vodafone is also bringing intelligent interconnection of its networks to facilitate reduced energy consumption for its customers.

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