TeliaSonera carbon footprint reporting improves as shown by leading index

This year's Carbon Disclosure Project shows that TeliaSonera drastically has improved its greenhouse gas emissions disclosure and management score

The results of the 2013 Carbon Disclosure Project report shows that TeliaSonera drastically increased both its disclosure score – meaning how accurate, detailed and reliable the figures are – and its emissions management performance. The increase to 83 from 69 in the disclosure score and to performance band B from D is explained by external assurance of the 2012 sustainability report and the adoption of group-wide environmental targets in early 2013.

As reporters to Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the world’s leading greenhouse gas emissions index for major companies, each year TeliaSonera reports its greenhouse gas emissions as well as efforts to manage and reduce these emissions.

-We acknowledge that there is still much to improve to become a sector leader, but this year’s increase is a good step on the way and shows our commitment to tackling one of the key environmental issues for the company as well as the industry, says Eija Pitkänen, TeliaSonera’ s head of Sustainability.

Facts about CDP

CDP is an international, non-for-profit organization, asking companies to disclose information related to climate change (reporting its greenhouse gas emissions as well as efforts to manage and reduce these emissions) and providing investors access to this year-on-year information. How companies manage their climate change impact present material risks and opportunities to investors. Therefore 722 investors representing US$87 trillion of assets (2013) is utilizing CDP as information source.