As Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, and a large user of energy, Telstra has an important role to play in addressing climate change and the many environmental challenges we face. We recognise that climate change and environmental sustainability are the defining challenges of the decade and we have a responsibility to act. We are committed to leading by example and using our scale and voice to help drive better environmental outcomes.
Our latest Environment Strategy is aimed at accelerating our ambition to tackle climate change by reducing the emissions in our day-to-day operations and purchasing carbon offsets to counteract emissions, as well as creating a more sustainable future by using resources more sustainably and efficiently. We are also driven by the opportunity to make a difference beyond our business by encouraging and enabling our customers, suppliers and communities to do the same.
We believe we have a responsibility to act, lead by example and use our voice to help address climate change. We believe it’s the right thing to do – and we’ve set three climate change goals that reflect our overall ambition:
As a leading provider and large-scale user of telecommunications hardware, we are committed to optimising the resources we use, reducing consumption and waste across our business, and investing in ‘circular solutions’ that are designed to be sustainable across their lifecycle. To do this, we have set three new resource efficiency goals:
For a detailed overview of our approach and performance in relation to this pillar of our strategy and related material topics, please see the Environmental action chapter of our Bigger Picture 2021 Sustainability Report.