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Sustainability summary

Tele2 has achieved the E-label, because there's hardly available any clear information on its climate, environmental or labor conditions policy measures. According to us, it's hard to see the effort Tele2 is making on sustainability. Therefore, more transparency is needed.

Brand owner: Tele2 Group
Head office: Stockholm, Sweden
Sector: Telecom
Categories : Television, Internet, Telephony
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Tele2 sustainability score report

Last edited: 20 April 2018 by RSM - Students
Last reviewed: 20 April 2018 by Maarten

Questions about Climate Change/ Carbon Emissions

1 out of 10
1. Does the brand (owner) have a policy to reduce climate emissions generated from both its own operations and from beyond its own operations? Tele2 implements several measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions both from its own operations and from beyond its own operations, for example through energy efficiency measures and by helping consumers reduce their climate footprint through the connectivity it provides as a company. Source
2. Has the brand (owner) disclosed the annual absolute climate footprint of its 'own operations', and has it accomplished an overall absolute climate footprint reduction compared to the result of the previous reporting year? Tele2 publishes the climate footprint of its own operations, but has increased its absolute climate footprint from 156,155 tons CO2e in 2015 to 174,213 tons CO2e in 2016. Source
3. Is at least 10% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? Tele2 reports on the use of renewables, but the percentage of renewable energy on total electricity consumption is unclear and sources, types and additionality of supply are not specified clearly enough. Source
4. Is at least 40% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 3. Source
5. Is at least 70% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 3. Source
6. Is 100% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 3. Source
7. Is the overall average Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) of the data center(s) below 1.60? Tele2 does not report its average Power Usage Efficiency value for its data centers. Source
8. Is the overall average Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) of the data center(s) below 1.40? See remark for carbon emissions policy question 7. Source
9. Has the brand (owner) disclosed its annual absolute climate footprint that is 'beyond own operations', and has it accomplished an overall absolute climate footprint reduction compared to the result of the previous reporting year? Tele2 has not published its climate footprint beyond own operations in 2016. Source
10. Has the brand (owner) set a target to make at least its own operations fully climate neutral by 2030, and is the brand on track to achieve this target? Tele2 does not communicate any information on its climate footprint towards a climate neutrality goal for its own operations. Source

Questions about Environmental Policy

0 out of 4
1. Does the brand (company) report the recycled input materials it uses for its product offering and/or new electronics used in its own operations as a percentage of its total input materials? Tele2 does not report what percentage of its input materials has been recycled. Source
2. Does the brand (owner) publish its absolute waste materials footprint and has it decreased its waste footprint compared to the previous reporting year? Tele2 does not report on the annual results of its waste reduction policy. Source
3. Does the brand recycle at least 90% of its waste, rather than incinerating it or dumping it on a landfill? Tele2 does not report what percentage of its total waste has been recycled. Source
4. Has the brand set a target to become fully circular by 2030, and is it on track to achieving this target? Tele2 does not report a target to become fully circular. Source

Questions about Labour Conditions/ Fair Trade

0 out of 3
1. Does the brand (owner) have a supplier Code of Conduct (CoC) which includes all the basic standards to ensure workers' rights such as no child labour, no bonded labour, a safe workplace and no excessive overwork? And is there at least a progress report once every two years on implementation of this Code of Conduct? Tele2 has a Code of Conduct that applies to suppliers, but regarding remuneration and excessive overwork it only mentions national legal standards, rather than ILO conventions (see link). Also, the company does not provide an adequate summary about social compliance in its supply chain (e.g., see next link). Source
2. Does the brand (company) have a clear policy to only source from smelters that have passed the conflict-free audits, and has the brand already achieved this for at least one metal/mineral? Tele2 does not report implementing the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process or a policy of their own that excludes smelters of conflict minerals. Source
3. Does the brand (company) have a published list of direct suppliers that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume? Tele 2 does not publish a significant list of direct suppliers. Source