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 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.
|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||-|
|Total Energy Consumption||MWh||656,671||807,703||911,827||919,900||-|
|Total non-renewable energy consumption||MWh||656,618||807,380||911,372||919,320||948,000|
|Direct energy consumption: Fuel and other||MWh||27,778||39,722||37,778||35,000||-|
|Indirect energy consumption: Electricity||MWh||628,840||767,658||873,594||884,320||-|
|Energy from renewable sources||MWh||52.56||322.88||454.73||580.38||545|
|% 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|
|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||-|
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