Manage our environmental footprint
We are committed to progressively reducing our environmental footprint. In order to do so, we are implementing best practices and aim to go beyond regulatory requirements. Our focus areas are energy consumption and GHG emissions, energy efficiency of products and services, waste and paper management. We constantly monitor our environmental performance and have established commitments related to our most significant environmental topics.
*Voluntary agreement compliance is measured on a calendar basis by a third-party. The last available report corresponds to 2018 compliance.
Carbon reduction enablers
According to the “SMARTer 2030 ICT Solutions for 21st Century Challenges” by GeSI and Accenture report, the use of information and communications technologies (ICT) could result in the avoidance of emissions representing almost 10 times those generated by the ICT sector. ICT, including products from the telecommunications industry, can enable a 20% reduction in global carbon emissions by 2030, holding emissions at 2015 levels. We are helping to dematerialize the economy by virtualizing services and substituting higher-emission products or services for lower-emission ones. For example, our telephone conferencing and e-commerce services are reducing business travel. E-billing and e-ticketing are reducing paper usage.
GHG emissions reduction
As of the end of fiscal 2019, we have been able to reduce our GHG emissions (scopes 1, 2 and 3) on a per revenue basis by 14% compared to 2014.
GHG emissions exclude those emissions from Cogeco Peer 1, the business unit that was sold in fiscal 2019.
For more information on how Cogeco identifies and manages climate-related risks and opportunities,
please read our CDP report here.