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Telstra flags carbon reduction plan

Telstra flags carbon reduction plan
Telecommunications company Telstra has flagged a plan to reduce carbon emissions for every dollar earned by at least a tenth over the next six years.
The telco said in a statement on Monday that the company is targeting a reduction in the amount of carbon emitted for every dollar earned, of at least 10 percent, and up to 15 percent by 2015.
Telstra chief executive David Thodey said in a statement that the company is “setting a realistic and achievable target for carbon intensity because we are serious about reducing our impact on the environment.”
“Our customers, employees and the community increasingly expect us to act, and as the owner of infrastructure that is vulnerable to harsher climatic conditions it is in our interests to do so,” he said.
Thodey said Telstra staff would also be trained to reduce office and vehicle fleet emissions, and use teleconferencing rather than travel for meetings.

Telecommunications company Telstra has flagged a plan to reduce carbon emissions for every dollar earned by at least a tenth over the next six years.

The telco said in a statement on Monday that the company is targeting a reduction in the amount of carbon emitted for every dollar earned, of at least 10 percent, and up to 15 percent by 2015.

Telstra chief executive David Thodey said in a statement that the company is “setting a realistic and achievable target for carbon intensity because we are serious about reducing our impact on the environment.”

“Our customers, employees and the community increasingly expect us to act, and as the owner of infrastructure that is vulnerable to harsher climatic conditions it is in our interests to do so,” he said.

Thodey said Telstra staff would also be trained to reduce office and vehicle fleet emissions, and use teleconferencing rather than travel for meetings.

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