Climate Action & Sustainability

Climate Action

Mobile Industry Action on Climate
Climate change is one of the greatest threats humanity has ever faced and the mobile industry has a big part to play in fighting this global crisis.

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Mobile Net Zero: State of the Industry on Climate Action
In February 2019 the Board of the GSMA made a milestone commitment – to transform the mobile industry to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, at the latest. This report is the first evaluation of how the mobile industry is doing against this ambitious target.

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Smart Energy Systems: Connectivity for a zero‑emissions future
For global warming to be kept below irreversible levels beyond 1.5°C innovative approaches to manage supply and demand are needed to accelerate the transition from an energy system 84 per cent dependent on fossil fuels, to one that runs on renewable power. This report explains how interconnectivity between all elements is vital to achieve a Smart Energy System and how the mobile sector will be essential to providing the backbone infrastructure for this.

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The Enablement Effect
This report by the Carbon Trust assesses the enablement impact of mobile communication technology at a global scale. The emissions savings were ten times greater than the global carbon footprint of the mobile industry itself.

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The Journey to Responsible and Sustainable Leadership – A Guide to Operating Responsibly
The Guide to Operating Responsibly supports the GSMA’s goal to advance responsible business models across the mobile communications industry. The guide, following on from The GSMA Sustainability Assessment Framework, is intended to provide mobile network operators (MNOs), at the beginning of their sustainability journey, with the key elements of operating responsibly and ideas on how to approach them.

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The GSMA Sustainability Assessment Framework 2020
The GSMA has developed a Sustainability Assessment Framework to better understand the landscape of operator efforts in social and environmental sustainability. The Framework, designed in collaboration with Yale University, is intended to examine sustainability efforts across the mobile industry in a comparable and leading-edge way.

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Nordic CEOs for a Sustainable Future
The companies represented in the Nordic CEOs for a Sustainable Future are integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their corporate strategies.

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