Vodafone’s net-zero pledge requires connected car solutions

Vodafone’s connected car capabilities could see mobility driven by telecommunications to meet ambitious its ambitious climate pledge of net zero by 2040

Vodafone takes immense pride in its status as a sustainable telecoms leader. 

Without a doubt, in terms of climate-conscious targets, the connectivity giant is leading the pack. Not only is the company pledging net-zero emissions across its entire value chain within the next few decades, but it has also implemented a wide range of goals, pledges and commitments, spanning the full range of green initiatives. 

Alongside this, the company recently made headlines last year by becoming COP27’s first principal partner

So, to celebrate the work that telcos are doing in this sphere, we’ve outlined Vodafone’s three leading climate targets. 

Vodafone is committed to achieving net zero emissions, by 2040, across its full value chain

Vodafone is already on the path to total net zero, as it works to achieve complete net zero carbon emissions across all of its global operations. 

Interestingly, this target brings Vodafone’s original net zero by 2050 target forward by five years - making the goal even more ambitious. 

In order to achieve this, the company is implementing a variety of impactful measures, including: 

  • Enabling its corporate customers to reduce their emissions by 350mn tCO2e from 2020-30
  • Halving the carbon emissions produced by its supply chain and business travel, by 2030
  • Halving the carbon emissions produced by its joint ventures, by 2030

Its European network is powered by 100% renewables

Now, Vodafone’s entire European network is powered by 100% renewable electricity. 

This was one of the first sustainability targets that Vodafone successfully achieved, having made the announcement in 2021. 

Vodafone will fully abate for its own operations by 2030

By 2030, Vodafone will fully abate all carbon emissions from its own activities, as well as those from energy it purchases and uses. 

These 2030 carbon reduction targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. 

These reductions are precisely geared to keep warming to 1.5°C, and represent one of the Paris Agreement’s most critical targets. 

Vodafone’s future resides in EV connected car offerings

Well-placed to provide next-generation connectivity, Vodafone is a key player in the electrification of the automotive sector, which was talked about in one our first ever stories in EV Magazine, “Connected car means connected everything”. 

Vodafone’s work really puts into perspective how infrastructure can interact both physically and digitally, and all of these processes will soon be interlinked. 

This determines how users will use their vehicles, which could ultimately create a connected infrastructure that bridges the range gap, but also provides significant benefits in terms of convenience, cost, and efficiency. 

To find out more about how connected car solutions could change mobility for the future, subscribe to EV Magazine to get the latest electrification stories.


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