Telia Company reports on sustainability progress in the 2017 Annual & Sustainability Report

In the combined 2017 Annual and Sustainability Report, Telia Company reports on its approach to sustainability and the year’s highlights and performance.

The report is available at annualreports.teliacompany.com.

Digitalization is fundamentally changing most facets of life and is a key factor in positive societal development and sustainable economic growth. At the same time, there are risks and legitimate concerns related to the negative impacts of digitalization. We acknowledge our responsibility towards our stakeholders to both understand and manage these impacts. Our sustainability approach Digital impact is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the purpose of making sure business strategy and activities such as innovation contribute to the SDGs.

Highlights and achievements during the year include:

  • Retained our MSCI ESG “AAA” and EcoVadis “Gold Supplier” rating.

  • In the Statement of Materiality and Significant Audiences, The Board and Management reiterated their commitment to sustainable profitability and growth through understanding and accounting for the company’s impact on its stakeholders and the societies in which it operates.

  • The Younite employee volunteering program was launched. The program allows employees to engage in activities to create positive digital impact, such as advising seniors how to use smart devices or teaching children about safe and respectful online behavior.

  • We released the Children’s Voices report, a result of our Children’s Advisory Panels where we together with national children’s rights organizations ask children about their lives online.

  • 87 percent renewable electricity used in the Nordics and Baltics, representing 148,000 ton CO2e emissions abated or more than 30,000 cars taken off the road for a year.

The Annual and Sustainability Report is prepared according to GRI G4 guidelines and is assured by Deloitte.

Released alongside the report is the 8th Law Enforcement Disclosure Report (LEDR) covering the period July – December 2017. The LEDR lays out our position on freedom of expression and surveillance privacy, presents statistics on government requests and elaborates on unconventional requests with potentially serious impacts on freedom of expression and surveillance privacy (“major events”) and how these have been challenged.
We welcome feedback, questions or comments about our sustainability work and reporting at sustainability-group (at) teliacompany.com. For more information, visit www.teliacompany.com/sustainability.