Environment

Energy

See “Emissions” regarding reporting scope. All scope 1 energy except solar energy is non-renewable. Part of scope 2 energy is renewable, see Sustainability Work, section “Environmental responsibility” for more information.

G4-EN3

Energy consumption within the organization

Direct energy consumption by geographical area, GWh

2015

2014

2013

Sweden

4

4

3

Europe

28

31

32

Eurasia

161

178

211

Direct energy consumption, total

193

213

246

The figures include energy generated by solar powered base stations in Ncell in Nepal, Tcell in Tajikistan and Ucell in Uzbekistan, and the Telia Denmark head office, 4 GWh in total. Direct energy consumption consists mainly of fuel for generators used to provide back-up power. The large figure for Eurasia reflects the need for using back-up generators in areas where, or during periods when, access to grid electricity is limited or unavailable.

Indirect energy consumption by geographical area, GWh

2015

2014

2013

Sweden

398

444

440

Europe

684

662

685

Eurasia

422

398

393

Other countries¹

41

29

70

Indirect energy consumption, total

1,545

1,533

1,588

¹ TeliaSonera International Carrier outside above regions.

The major share of indirect energy consumed (electricity, district heating and district cooling) is used for running base stations and data centers. The figures also include energy consumed in offices, stores and other locations such as warehouses.

Omission: we do not collect data on cooling and heating, e.g. energy used for cooling in base stations.


G4-EN5

Energy intensity

See Sustainability Work, section “Environmental responsibility.”

 

G4-EN6

Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements

Energy savings initiatives, mainly related to replacing older technical equipment at base stations and data centers and closing technical sites, accounted for reported energy savings of 34 GWh.

 

Emissions

WRI, IEA and Defra emission factors have been used as a basis for calculating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Historical figures have been recalculated using the most recent emission factors. Leased assets are generally considered as scope 1 and scope 2. All major operations where TeliaSonera has financial control are included, unless otherwise noted. Joint ventures are included based on ownership share. Emissions are calculated and reported as CO2 as we estimate that the difference between COand CO2e is negligible.

G4-EN15-16

Direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 and scope 2)

Greenhouse gas emissions
by geographical area, ktons CO2

2015

2014

2013

Direct emissions (scope 1)

     

Sweden

0.7

1.1

1.0

Europe

6.9

7.5

7.8

Eurasia

39.8

44.4

53.2

Direct emissions, total

47.4

53.0

62.0

       

Indirect emissions (scope 2)

     

Sweden

5.2

5.3

5.3

Europe

153.8

163.2

166.6

Eurasia

162.6

157.2

147.4

Other countries¹

17.0

11.8

30.8

Emissions reduction from renewable energy

-56.5

-47.9

-30.7

Indirect emissions, total

282.1

289.6

319.4

Direct and indirect emissions, total

329.5

342.6

381.4

¹ TeliaSonera International Carrier outside above regions.

 

G4-EN17

Other indirect greenhouse gas emissions (scope 3)

Greenhouse gas emissions by geographical area, ktons CO2

2015

2014

2013

Sweden

3.8

4.3

3.9

Europe

2.4

2.0

2.3

Eurasia

2.8

2.6

2.7

Other indirect emissions from business travel, total

9.0

8.9

8.9

A significant share of the total emissions generated in our value chain is generated at suppliers. Correctly calculating these emissions is challenging as data is often lacking or of low quality. Therefore we only report business travel emissions from all countries.

 

G4-EN18

Greenhouse gas emissions intensity

See Sustainability Work, section “Environmental responsibility.”

 

G4-EN19

Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

See Sustainability Work, section “Environmental responsibility.”

 

Effluents and waste

G4-EN23

Total weight of waste by type and disposal method

Dismantled telephone poles, ktons

2015

2014

2013

Sweden

6.4

7.6

6.9

Finland

3.5

5.6

3.9

Total

9.9

13.2

10.8

Waste reporting covers only Sweden and Finland, where we are confident in the data provided by waste handlers. To provide meaningful comparison between scopes and years, we limit our waste reporting to include only dismant-led telephone poles. These poles are mainly dismantled as part of the technology shift from fixed to mobile networks, and make up a large share of total reported waste.

Additionally, approximately 800 tons of electronic waste was reported. The accuracy of this figure is uncertain as much of this waste, generated mainly from replacing equipment at or decommissioning technical sites is handled by contractors. For more information, see Sustainability Work, section “Environmental responsibility.”

Omission: we are constantly reviewing how we can better report on waste, especially electronic waste.


Supplier environmental assessment

G4-EN32

Percentage of new suppliers screened using environmental criteria

See Sustainability Work, section “Responsible procurement.”

Omission: we are unable to report separately on the percentage of new suppliers. As we develop our supplier screening processes, this data might become available.

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