O2 awarded top certification for green supply chains

O2 has become the first organisation to be awarded the top level of the Carbon Trust Standard for Supply Chain. The telecommunications provider achieved the Level 3 certification through creating contracts with suppliers to enrol in carbon reduction programmes. These suppliers represent almost 20% of O2’s supply chain emissions. The standard acts as the world’s first […]

Carbon, water & waste reduction – Triple win for O2

O2 has become the first mobile telecommunications company to be awarded the international triple certification for cutting carbon, water and waste. It has been recognised for deploying more efficient network equipment, switching to LEDs and eco-rating phones on their environmental and ethical performance. The company recycled 95% of general waste from its offices, retail stores […]

Brrring bring your old phones to London station for National Recycling Week

Members of the public can drop off their old mobile phones at recycle points in central London’s Liverpool Street station all this week as part of National Recycle Week. Recycle “tubes” will be dotted around the station as “secure and sustainable” collection points for old handsets. Network Rail and phone operator O2 are behind the […]

O2 reports on blueprint to go green

On Tuesday the mobile operator O2 released its annual sustainability report, the company has set itself 40 targets to reach by 2015 as part of its Think Big Blueprint. Bill Eyres, Head of Sustainability for Telefonica UK and Europe met with ELN during the Campus Party event at O2 arena to talk about how they […]

O2 on track to meet most – but not all – CO2 targets

The mobile phone operator O2 says it’s on track to meet most of the sustainability targets the company has set itself as part of its Think Big Blueprint programme. Despite this confidence the firm – which is owned by Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica – has confessed there are around 15 “challenging” targets which are proving trickier […]

O2 owner among firms named to run UK smart meter system

A host of firms including the owner of mobile network operator O2 were unveiled today as preferred applicants to run the communications system behind the Government’s smart electricity meter rollout. The nation has been divided into three regions for the installation of 53million smart meters across the country by 2020: the North, South and Central. […]

Google buys wind power for Finnish data centre

Google has bought the entire electricity output from a Swedish wind farm developer for the next ten years to power its Hamina data centre (pictured) in Finland. The search engine giant has teamed up with German insurance company Allianz and a Swedish wind farm developer O2. It is Google’s fourth long-term renewable energy purchase contract […]

O2 to sell phone without charger to cut waste

Mobile network provider O2 plans to sell a new HTC smartphone without a charger to cut down on waste. The firm says it made the decision because its research suggests there could be more than 100 million unused chargers lying in drawers or tangled in cupboards in the UK. The unnamed phone will have a […]

O2 reveals carbon footprint

Mobile operator O2 has become the first network to certify its carbon footprint with low carbon professionals, the Carbon Trust. O2 calculated the greenhouse gas emissions embedded throughout the entire lifecycle of its voice and data services using the Carbon Trust’s ‘Footprint Expert’ tool. Analysis from more than 12,000 O2 sites revealed that the carbon […]

O2 boss to talk up sustainability

The boss of O2 will be one of the speakers at The Sustainable Business Summit in London next month. Ronan Dunne will join The Carbon Trust’s chief executive Tom Delay to discuss a case study looking at the future definitions of sustainability and how a business will address them. Last week O2 entered the smart […]