Fastweb Carbon Neutral:
our commitment to 2025

At Fastweb, we believe that combating climate change requires a serious and constant commitment over time: since 2015, we have been purchasing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources and have set targets to reduce our carbon footprint in line with the Paris Agreement, approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. From 2021 we offset all our direct emissions and those generated from operations, in order to become totally carbon neutral by 2025.

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The fight against climate change is one of the 17 objectives for a sustainable development (SDGs – Sustainable Development Goals) defined in 2015 by the United Nations with a 2030 target date, in order to ensure a sustainable future for our planet and for all of us. To combat climate change, it is necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (e.g. carbon dioxide - CO2) resulting from human actions. To provide its contribution, Fastweb has made two important commitments:

  • it has set ambitious targets for reducing its carbon footprint, in line with he Paris Agreement, endorsed by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi);
  • it has drawn up a plan to progressively offset the emissions it cannot reduce, with the aim of becoming totally carbon neutral by 2025.

Our path to carbon neutrality

In addition to reducing its own emissions, Fastweb has decided to engage in an offsetting project to make an immediate concrete and tangible contribution to combating climate change. As of 2021, Fastweb has already achieved carbon neutrality for all direct emissions and for those related to the provision of services to customers, and has the ambition to become fully carbon neutral by 2025.

From 2021

Carbon Neutral for direct emissions (Scope 1 zeroing)

Carbon Neutral for all operations (customer service activities)

From 2025

Carbon Neutral Carbon Neutral by offsetting all CO2 emissions

Our reduction targets

With a continuous growth of our network and services:

  1. by 2030 we will reduce our direct emissions (Scope 1) by 62% compared to 2018;
  2. we will continue to purchase 100% of electric power (Scope 2) from renewable sources at least until 2030;
  3. by 2030, we will have reduced by 15% our indirect emissions (Scope 3) compared with 2018.

We will achieve our targets through several actions: we will involve our suppliers, we will adopt more efficient techniques for the laying of fibre, we will replace our car fleet with electric cars, we will eliminate our thermal power stations and we will also carry out several other initiatives involving all of Fastweb and its customers over the next two years.

Our emissions

The Carbon Footprint calculation is a measure of the amount of greenhouse gases, the main contributors to climate change, that are emitted by a company in a year of operation, and is expressed in tonnes of CO2 (carbon dioxide) equivalent. The calculation model developed in Fastweb includes:

  • Direct emissions (Scope 1)due to activities performed or controlled by the company (e.g. for the use of fuel for heating and transportation through company cars and pool cars)
  • Indirect energy emission (Scope 2), deriving from the purchase of electric power, which for Fastweb is equal to 0 since, already starting from 2015, we have been purchasing from renewable sources 100% of the electric power we need for our network infrastructure, in our offices and in the flagship stores under our management;
  • Other indirect emissions (Scope 3), generated by greenhouse gas sources that are not proprietary or are controlled by external subjects (e.g. supply chain, logistics, use of services by customers and management of products’ end of life).
Direct greenhouse gas emissions (tCO2eq)
Direct
Other indirect greenhouse gas emissions (tCO2eq)
indirect

The increase in emissions in 2020 is linked to the strong increase in demand for the provision of digital services during the health emergency period. At the same time, the increase in the use of remote working, videoconferencing and all digital services in general has made it possible to avoid the emission of more than 245,000 tonnes of CO2 in 2020 alone, a 32% improvement on the previous year.

International offset projects

In order to achieve these important objectives, Fastweb has identified, in collaboration with AzzeroCO2 and Legambiente, five international projects in India, Brazil, Nicaragua and Uganda that involve the reforestation and forest protection of certain areas, and the construction of energy production plants from renewable sources (wind and hydroelectric). By entering the offsetting code QNE-65-BXG for 2021 and JBW-97-HUG for 2022, it is possible to view the details of the offset emissions and download the relevant certificates.

FORESTATION IN THE BUKALEBA CENTRAL FOREST IN UGANDA
PROTECTING THE PACAJA FOREST IN BRAZIL
ELECTRICITY FROM WIND POWER IN INDIA
ELECTRICITY FROM WIND POWER IN NICARAGUA
HYDROELECTRIC POWER IN RIO GRANDE DO SUL, BRAZIL

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