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).
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.