Therefore, it is important to develop new strategies that reduce the energy consumption of operators in the FreeMove Alliance. We collected showcases in the global footprint of the alliance to have a better view of green activities.
From device refitting solutions to environmental impact overview, realizing that sustainable mobility management is an important strategic asset of a company is a key point. Here are some brief examples of how you can reach your sustainability goals with the FreeMove Alliance.
This whitepaper examines the importance of effective sustainability management, and how the operators of the FreeMove Alliance are working closely with their partners to take a responsible and accountable position in all the activities in which they are involved.
The four main areas the paper investigates:
1. Renewable Energy and Carbon Emissions
The way we conduct our business can have an impact on the environment and we are committed to minimizing any harmful effects of our activities. For instance, Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading telecommunications company, has an extensive CO2 management strategy to support its goals including innovative products and
services to enable a more climate-friendly lifestyle, such as technical solutions for more effective remote working.
2. Device Recycling
Technology-based companies must be willing to invest in research and development to create new products and improve existing ones. Mobile handsets typically contain a broad mix of materials including precious metals and rare earth elements, which require significant energy to extract from the ground. This diverse mix of parts can make the end-of-life process more complex.
3. Sustainable Supply Chain
FreeMove Operators have been among the world’s foremost telecommunications providers in their transformation to more circular operating principles. Each has its own code of conduct to keep things in a closed cycle, and to have the entire supply chain operate in a sustainable manner.
4. Powering Sustainability Partnerships Through 5G Innovation
5G technology has been designed to be more energy-efficient than previous generations, using a variety of techniques to minimize power consumption. One of the most significant ways in which 5G is more energy-efficient than its predecessors is through the use of more efficient base stations. In addition, 5G networks make use of advanced coding schemes that are more efficient than those used in 4G networks. This means that 5G networks can transmit data using less power than 4G networks.