Nokia – in its annual sustainability report called People and Planet 2020 — revealed it has exceeded its target to enable 6.5 billion subscriptions two years ahead of schedule.
The radio networks supplied to Nokia customers supported around 6.6 billion subscriptions worldwide in 2020, ahead of the target of 6.5 billion by 2022, and up by 200 million since the beginning of the year.
“Our sustainability work focuses on the role of technology in combating climate change, enabling an inclusive and more equitable society and improving lives,” Pekka Lundmark, president and CEO of Nokia, said.
Nokia committed to cut emissions by 50 percent between 2019 and 2030 as part of its updated science-based climate targets, in line with a 1.5°C warming scenario. This target covers emissions across its own operations (Scope 1 and 2), and almost 100 percent of its portfolio, its logistics and electronics manufacturing service suppliers under Scope 3.
To date, the company has delivered Zero Emission products to over 150 customers globally. Customer base station sites modernized by Nokia used on average 54 percent less energy in 2020 (46 percent in 2019) than those where customers did not modernize.
Nokia focused on online tools for supplier audits and assessments. It completed over 340 evaluations on EcoVadis, including labor, safety and environmental elements (241 in 2019) and 51 onsite audits (91 in 2019) made of 27 against its full set of supplier requirements and 24 in-depth corporate responsibility audits.