Nokia sets sights on 100% green energy by 2025
Nokia has called for accelerated digitalisation and green energy uptake, setting its sights on 100% renewable energy in its own operations by 2025.
The company is planning to achieve 100% purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025 to power its offices R&D labs and factories.
It adds that it will work with the broader ecosystem to drive greater uptake of sustainable electricity in all 120 countries where Nokia operates.
Nokia president and CEO Pekka Lundmark joined political business and civil society leaders at the COP26 conference in Glasgow and called for an acceleration in the uptake of green technology to reach net zero.
He said: “There is no green without digital. Only 30% of the world’s economy is currently digitalized, and we must now work to connect the remaining 70% to ensure the world can reach net zero. 5G and related technologies play a critical role in making other industries more sustainable.
“At the same time, the ICT industry needs to minimize its footprint and accelerate the use of green electricity"
Nokia adds that digitalisation is critical for making industries sustainable – resulting in less waste, more resource efficiency and greater productivity. In the energy sector, digitalisation can help wind farm operators automate offshore windfarms, allowing them to operate more productively.
The company has committed to reducing emissions by 50% across its value chain, including within its own operations, products, logistics and final assembly supplier factories by 2030.