Environment

With the digital world in full expansion mode (explosion in uses, widespread arrival of connected objects, and so on), it falls to us to reduce our energy consumption while the demand for bandwidth grows ever more pressing. Going beyond the paradox, it's a challenge we have taken up so as to take control of balancing a global environmental equation.

Which is why, for a dozen years now, Orange has been pursuing a proactive policy:

  • On reducing CO2 emissions, working to reduce our energy consumption, which derives mostly from the network and our equipment. A particularly arduous challenge, since we also have to work with our customers so that their ever increasing digital activity does not overstretch their own energy bills.
  • On protecting natural environments and resources, because our equipment (networks, devices…) makes use of critical materials and limited resources that must be handled irreproachably. We regard recycling and extracting value from Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), alongside the principle of re-use, as positive obligations that earn us our place in the circular economy.
  • At the same time, digital technology can encourage energy and environmental transition. We call it "IT for green", a source of innovation that is capable of offering sustainable solutions in a number of environmental areas (smart cities, smart grids, smart mobility, smart metering…).

 

At COP21, held in Paris at the end of 2015, Orange reaffirmed its commitment to protecting the environment by setting itself 2 new priorities:

  • reduce CO2 emissions by half for customer uses by 2020 (in relation to 2006),
  • encourage the inclusion of circular economy principles in its organisation and processes.

 

 

A holistic environmental approach

These circular economy principles will be included in the Environmental Management System (EMS) implemented by the whole Group, in conjunction with the generalisation of ISO14001 certification.

 

Find our more

  1. our Orange and the COP21 website