Joining the initiative offers the TIM Group the opportunity to play a decisive role within a coalition supported by the EU Commission and Parliament that aims to harness the potential of digital solutions in green transformation
Rome/ Nova Agency: The Italian Telecom Group ( TIM ) has joined the European Green Digital Alliance, a project launched by the main European companies in the ICT sector and with the support of the European Commission and Parliament, with the aim of exploiting the potential of digital solutions in the green transformation, the Italian news agency Nova reported.
TEM signed the EU Green and Digital Declaration, in which it pledges to expect to achieve the “net zero emissions” target, set out in the European Climate Law until 2050, by 2040, underlining the commitment to reduce emissions from production chain and in the selection of increasingly sustainable suppliers.
The TIM Group has become part of the European Green Digital Coalition, a project launched by leading European companies in the ICT sector and supported by the European Commission and Parliament, with the aim of harnessing the potential of digital solutions to enable the green transformation.
Joining the European Digital Green Alliance represents further confirmation of the centrality of the ‘Environmental and Social Governance’ objectives in the TEM Action Plan, reinforcing the commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2040.
Climate strategy, circular economy, digital growth and enhancing human capital are the main pillars through which the group aims to provide individuals and companies with opportunities for digital transformation based on sustainability.
The Coalition, established in 2021, aims to demonstrate the telecommunications industry’s enabling role in the achievement of climate targets, contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions both directly and indirectly, through the development and distribution of green and efficient digital solutions also in other sectors such as energy, transport, agriculture and construction.
The Coalition will also collaborate with some European organisations to define standards that can scientifically demonstrate emission reduction by implementing digital solutions.
The Coalition, whose Secretariat is managed by GESI, ETNO, GSMA and the SME Alliance, will work in close collaboration with the European Commission.
The recent validation of the decarbonisation objectives by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) also moves in the same direction: with respect to 2019, by 2030 TIM will reduce by 75% emissions from the company’s production (Scope 1) and the purchase of electricity (Scope 2), also thanks to the commitment to purchase 100% renewable energy by 2025, and by 47% emissions from its value chain (Scope 3) relating to the purchase of goods and services, the acquisition of capital goods and the use of products sold to customers.