Eco-Rating is a seal which evaluates the environmental impact of the entire production, use and disposal process of mobile phones. In order to provide more sustainable options, classification is given on the basis of 100 criteria which analyses social and environmental aspects, resulting in a final score on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest score and 5 being the highest). The methodology applied by this seal, which Telefónica developed internationally in collaboration with the British NGO Forum for the Future, considers established criteria, such as analysis of the device’s useful life and indicators such as global warming and the depletion of raw materials.
Since its launch, other operators have joined up, and our goal is to turn the Eco-Rating into a global standard. To date we have reported on the Eco-Rating of our terminals fabricated in UK, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia, and we intend to cover the rest of our operations between 2017 and 2018.
We are aware of the role that our products and services can play in the search for solutions to solve climate change, one of the most important challenges that we face nowadays.
Telefónica is committed to being 100% renewable by 2030. We also want to save € 90 million through energy efficiency projects over the next 5 years and separate our business growth from GHG emissions. Reducing our Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 30% in absolute terms by 2020, and achieving a 50% reduction by 2030.