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Telecom provider - 2015 update

In this section, you will find the 'Telecom provider' question-list that we use in the Telecom sector ranking matrices since 2015. The questions are broken down into three areas: Climate Protection, Environmental Protection and Labour Policy. Clicking on a question heading will link you to background information, guidelines and possible jurisdiction for this question.
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Questions about Climate Protection

Telecom provider - Climate Protection Question 1:
Is there a policy for the brand to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions?

Telecom provider - Climate Protection Question 2:
Has the brand (company) disclosed the annual absolute carbon footprint of its 'own operations' (Scope 1 & 2) and has the brand already reduced or compensated 10% of these emissions in the last 5 years?

Telecom provider - Climate Protection Question 3:
Has the brand (company) set a target to reduce its absolute ‘own operations’ carbon emissions by at least 20% within the next 5 years?

Telecom provider - Climate Protection Question 4:
Is at least 5% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy?

Telecom provider - Climate Protection Question 5:
Is at least 10% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy?

Telecom provider - Climate Protection Question 6:
Is at least 25% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy?

Telecom provider - Climate Protection Question 7:
Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy?

Telecom provider - Climate Protection Question 8:
Is at least 75% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy?

Telecom provider - Climate Protection Question 9:
Is all the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy?

Telecom provider - Climate Protection Question 10:
Does the brand (company) generate its own renewable energy through eg solar panels or wind mills?

Telecom provider - Climate Protection Question 11:
Is the overall average Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) of the data center(s) below 1,4?

Telecom provider - Climate Protection Question 12:
Is the overall average Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) of the data center(s) below 1,25?

Telecom provider - Climate Protection Question 13:
Do all new products of the brand meet energy efficiency requirements such as Energy Star (where applicable)?

Questions about Ecology

Telecom provider - Ecology Question 1:
Does the brand have a substantial environmental policy for its product offering?

Telecom provider - Ecology Question 2:
Does the brand have a substantial environmental procurement policy for all electronics used in company operations?

Telecom provider - Ecology Question 3:
Has the brand (company) a take back program and is the take back recyling rate higher than 5% of the weight of the annually products sold?

Telecom provider - Ecology Question 4:
Does the brand (company) inform its customers on the sustainability performances of the products that it offers?

Telecom provider - Ecology Question 5:
Does the brand encourage consumers to use hardware appliance longer?

Telecom provider - Ecology Question 6:
Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results?

Questions about Labour Conditions Policy

Telecom provider - Labour Policy Question 1
Does the brand have a substantial social standards policy for its product offering?

Telecom provider - Labour Policy Question 2
Does the brand have a substantial socially responsible procurement policy for all electronics used in company operations?

Telecom provider - Labour Policy Question 3
Does the brand (company) have a published list of direct suppliers that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume?