TeliaSonera number one telecom operator in the Nordic Carbon Disclosure project 2010

For the fourth consequential year TeliaSonera is the number one telecom operator in the Nordic Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Globally TeliaSonera ranks among the telecom sector’s five leaders.

Additionally this year, TeliaSonera is featured in CDP’s Nordic 200 ‘Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index’ (CDLI). The CDLI is an index comprising of 20 companies within Nordic stock exchanges, regardless of industry sector, which have displayed the most professional approach to corporate governance in respect of climate change disclosure practices.

TeliaSonera has worked actively with carbon reduction and energy efficiency since the 1990’s and has reported on its environmental strategies and progress through CDP, since 2003.

- This is a result of TeliaSonera’s perseverance in focusing on environmental work, finding smart solutions to reduce emissions and the importance on data management and reporting, says Minna Pajala-Hammar, Head of Corporate Responsibility in TeliaSonera. Our efforts to minimize the environmental impact shall be one of the characteristics’ of TeliaSonera, wherever we operate, since we are convinced that it is important for our customers and thus also for our future business success. 

About Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI)
Globally CDP represents 534 institutional investors with 64 trillion USD in assets under management, providing an evaluation tool for institutional investors. The Nordic Leadership Index in 2010 comprises 20 constituents of the Nordic 200 Index based on analysis of the responses to CDP 2010 questionnaire, which focused on greenhouse gas emissions, emission reduction targets and risks and opportunities associated with climate change.
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TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera is also the leading European wholesale provider of quality cross-border voice, IP and capacity services, with a wholly-owned international carrier network. TeliaSonera’s services help people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. TeliaSonera creates value by focusing on providing world-class customer experience, securing quality in networks and achieving a best-in-class cost structure. In 2009, TeliaSonera’s net sales amounted to SEK 109 billion, and at the end of December 2009 the total number of subscriptions was 148 million in 20 countries. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at