ASPIRATION

Reduce GHG emission and utilize renewable energy in most possible extent in our operation

Climate change continues to become increasingly important in both the global and the national context. As a telecommunication service provider, we understand that the increasing severity of unpredictable natural impacts resulting from climate change could put our ability to provide a service to our customers at risk. Meanwhile, we also foresee opportunities in providing ICT services and other avoided emission services to our partners, customers and various communities. AIS commits to reduce energy consumption and to become more resilient to climate change, which will constantly improve our long-term cost structure while reducing our operational risk.

HOW WE ADDRESS THE ISSUE

To demonstrate our commitment to the reduction of GHG emissions, we have set the following goals

  • Reduce GHG emission intensity (tCO2e per terabit of data traffic) scope 1 and scope 2 combined by 75% by 2023, compared to the base year of 2015
  • Increase renewable energy usage from 0.06% of total energy consumption in 2017 to 5% in 2023
  • Manage Power Utilization Efficiency (PUE), at our data centers, not exceeding 1.7 by 2020

AIS believes that it is our responsibility to address climate change through leveraging our capability and innovation. We put our efforts to constantly reduce of GHG emissions and improve energy efficiency in our operations as well as in the development of new products and services. In the meantime, we also promote a green value chain among our partners, suppliers, and distributors.

OUR ACTIONS

Our recent efforts to counter climate change are as follows:

Continued to encourage our customers to reduce their environmental footprints by promoting digital processes, including electronic bills and myAIS app. Not only will this help save the environment from reducing paper waste, the service also brings more convenience to our customers toward digital lifestyle.

Made efforts to achieve a scope 3 GHG reduction by implementing Digital Acceptance for the network site acceptance process with our vendors, which reduced travelling and paper used.

in 2018
approx. 3.5 million
reduction of paper sheets

Our Performance

units 2015 2016 2017 2018 2018 target
GHG emissions
Total GHG emissions (Scope 1 and 2) metric tonnes CO2e 328,840 459,819 519,950 525,451 -
Direct GHG emissions (Scope 1) metric tonnes CO2e 7,280 12,965 11,431 10,687 10,860
Indirect GHG emissions (Scope 2) metric tonnes CO2e 321,560 446,854 508,519 514,764 534,000
GHG intensity tCO2e per terabit of data traffic 0.088 0.072 0.041 0.025 -
Energy
Total Energy Consumption MWh 656,671 807,703 911,827 919,900 -
tera joules 2,363 2,908 3,283 3,311 -
Total non-renewable energy consumption MWh 656,618 807,380 911,372 919,320 948,000
tera joules 2,363 2,907 3,281 3,309 -
Direct energy consumption: Fuel and other MWh 27,778 39,722 37,778 35,000 -
tera joules 100 143 136 126 -
Indirect energy consumption: Electricity MWh 628,840 767,658 873,594 884,320 -
tera joules 2,263 2,764 3,145 3,183 -
Energy from renewable sources MWh 52.56 322.88 454.73 580.38 545
tera joules 0.1892 1.1627 1.6370 2.0894 -
% Energy from renewable sources % to total energy consumption 0.01 0.04 0.05 0.06 -
Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) at Data Centres unit 1.8 1.8 1.88 1.61 1.77
Water use
Total water use cubic meters 109,631 117,843 151,559 158,542 150,000
Municipal Water cubic meters 109,631 117,843 148,377 154,933 -
Ground water cubic meters 0 0 3,182 3,609 -

RELATED POLICIES

Our environmental policy aims to promote a sustainable environment, including:

  • to assess, manage, monitor and minimize overall environmental impacts
  • to comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations as a minimum
  • to ensure operational and network resilience to climate change
AIS Sustainability Report