ASPIRATION

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

The issue of climate change has grown in importance and urgency at both the national and global levels in recent times. International, state, private and consumer organizations have all supported cooperation and pushed forward measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement (COP21). AIS is aware of the challenges and opportunities to our business from the aforementioned issues. Apart from policy and legal challenges, AIS also consider the risks from natural occurrences that are only growing more severe are more difficult to predict, as they pose a threat to its network and our subscribers, especially during this age of digital technology in which communication is a major necessity for economic growth and social normality. AIS has begun expanding its expertise in order to develop ICT services with reduced GHG emissions as well as a system for analyzing and alerting against natural disasters to mitigate impacts that may stem from climate change towards our customers, operators and society. Determined to reduce energy consumption, and to prepare accordingly to handle climate change, AIS sees positives for its capital structure and reduce risk to its business in the long term.

HOW WE ADDRESS THE ISSUE

To demonstrate our commitment to the reduction of GHG emissions, we have set the following goals toward 2023

  • Reduce GHG emissions intensity, calculated from the ratio of GHG scope 1 and scope 2 emissions to data traffic by 90% compared to the baseline in 2015.
  • Increase renewable energy usage to 5% of total energy consumption compared to 0.06% in 2018.

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:

AIS is committed to its mission of playing a part in combating global warming and carries out various projects to reduce GHG emissions, including, enhancing the energy efficiency of our network and data centers, utilizing alternative energy and reducing paper usage.

  • Energy Efficiency

    Enhanced energy efficiency of the telecommunications network by installing several pieces of collaborative remote multi-mode radio units and upgrading power supplies as well as by expanding the energy saving Virtual Machine Server

    10,553 tCO2e p.a.

    GHG emissions from energy efficiency programs

  • Use of Renewable Energy

    From 2000 through to 2019, AIS has commenced an alternative energy program based on solar energy, which has generated a total of 3,489 MWh

  • Reduction of paper usage

    AIS utilizes digital technology for a variety of its transactions whether internally, with its business partners or even with its customers, reducing paper usage and travel while also increasing efficiency and convenience for customers

    101m papers

    from 4.2m e-bill subscribers

    3.4m papers

    from digital systems for base station maintenance service acceptance

Our Performance

units 2016 2017 2018 2019 2019 target
GHG emissions
Total GHG emissions (Scope 1 and 2) metric tonnes CO2e 459,819 519,950 525,451 615,407 -
Direct GHG emissions (Scope 1) metric tonnes CO2e 12,965 11,431 10,687 11,177 11,221
Indirect GHG emissions (Scope 2) metric tonnes CO2e 446,854 508,519 514,764 604,230 566,240
GHG intensity tCO2e per terabit of data traffic 0.072 0.041 0.025 0.020 -
Energy
Total Energy Consumption MWh 807,703 911,827 919,900 1,082,823 -
tera joules 2,908 3,283 3,311 3,898 -
Total non-renewable energy consumption MWh 807,380 911,372 919,320 1,081,960 1,011,252
tera joules 2,907 3,281 3,309 3,895 -
Direct energy consumption: Fuel and other MWh 39,722 37,778 35,000 36,706 -
tera joules 143 136 126 132 -
Indirect energy consumption: Electricity MWh 767,658 873,594 884,320 1,045,254 -
tera joules 2,764 3,145 3,183 3,763 -
Energy from renewable sources MWh 322.88 454.73 580.38 862.91 755
tera joules 1.1627 1.6370 2.0894 3.1068 -
% Energy from renewable sources % to total energy consumption 0.04 0.05 0.06 0.08% -
Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) at Data Centres unit 1.8 1.88 1.61 1.61 1.61
Total energy used in data centers MWh 33,969 49,902 56,611 59,015 -
Renewable energy used in data centers % to total energy consumption in data centers 0.83% 0.91% 0.93% 0.94% 0.94%
Total costs of energy consumption Bt billion 3,184 3,607 3,759 4,443 -
Water use
Total water use cubic meters 117,843 151,559 158,542 175,895 169,640
Municipal Water cubic meters 117,843 148,377 154,933 172,463 -
Ground water cubic meters 0 3,182 3,609 3,432 -

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