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Safaricom reports drop in carbon emissions

17 October 2013, 13:15

Nairobi - The country’s leading telecommunication services provider, Safaricom, said it reduced its carbon emissions significantly  over the past year.

The company attributed this to a drop in the usage of diesel-consumed generators, electricity, and refrigerant gases.

Safaricom further added that it consumed 96, 362 megawatts of electricity over the same period, representing an 18.5 percent drop from the previous year.

The company's Sustainable Report indicates that the company used 5,74 million litres of diesel fuel compared to the previous year’s consumption of  8,42 million litres,  giving a 31,77 percent less diesel used in generators during the period.

This significantly reduced carbon emission by 12,69 percent.

The company, in its report, further noted that electricity was its largest source of emission, followed by diesel-consuming generators and refrigerant gases.

“This business can no longer thrive without due consideration of issues such as governance and values, innovation and climate change,” said Safaricom Chief Executive Officer, Bob Collymore, during the launch of the Sustainable Report.

The launch of the report comes amid the country intensifying conservation efforts.

The government has put in place measures that provide guidance on matters of conservation especially on water catchment areas. Individuals, corporate organizations and non-governmental organizations have all partnered under the Green Belt Movement to steer conservation efforts.

- CAJ News


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