Vodafone India has received the ‘Green Telecom Company of the Year 2012’ award in recognition of its initiatives to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The company reported a 10 per cent reduction in diesel consumption. This led to reduction of 850,000 tonne of CO2 in 2011-12, which was further reduced to 9,900 tonnes, as on date this year, the company said in a statement.
This award signifies Vodafone’s green initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions on a per unit of traffic basis by employing hybrid solutions. Vodafone India optimised diesel consumption at all its cell sites, deployed fuel catalysts, tapped solar energy, reduced air-conditioner usage, developed energy efficient features and products with technology partners and ensured proper disposal of waste.
The award was presented to Vishant Vora, Director – Technology, Vodafone India, by Farooq Abdullah, Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India at the Telecom Awards held in Delhi.
Vishant Vora said, “We are proud to be recognised as a company that cares. We have been a significant contributor to some of the green telecom initiatives vis-à-vis energy efficiency, carbon footprint reduction, optimal usage of infrastructure, environmental friendly technology selection and safety of our employees, partners and vendors among others. The benefits that we see today are a reflection of our continued focus on these areas for the past many years”.