Vodafone India, telecommunications service providers, has received the ‘Green telecom company of the year 2012’ award for its efforts in the implementation of multiple initiatives in its ongoing contribution to the socio-economic fabric of the country.
As part of its sustainability initiatives, Vodafone India instituted definite mechanisms to measure and report carbon emissions. It resulted in 10-per cent reduction in diesel consumption and thus leading to a tangible outcome of 8,50,000 tonnes reduction in CO 2 in all cell sites owned by the company in the year 2011-12.
This has been further enhanced with a reduction in CO 2 emission of 9,900 tonnes, as on date this year.
The award was presented to Vishant Vora, director - technology, Vodafone India Limited, by Farooq Abdullah, Minister for New and Renewable Energy, at the Telecom Awards held in Delhi.
This award signifies Vodafone’s green initiatives to reduce CO 2 emissions on a per unit of traffic basis by employing hybrid solutions with intelligent controllers, optimising diesel consumption at all cell sites, deployment of fuel catalysts, tapping solar energy, reducing air conditioner usage, developing energy efficient features and products with technology partners and ensuring proper disposal of waste.