In line with its goal of leaving a habitable world to future generations, Türk Telekom carries out transformation activities to ensure that its office and business processes are more compliant with the principles of sustainability. The Company seeks to involve all employees and their families, suppliers and customers in this transformation process as a requirement of its sustainability strategy. Türk Telekom attaches importance on investments and works in the area of waste management, energy efficiency and renewable energy with the aim of efficient use of energy resources, widening the use of renewable energy resources and minimizing negative impacts on the environment. In addition, Türk Telekom strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by offering products and services that support the low carbon economy, and extends support to various sectors with products and service solutions with low carbon emissions. Türk Telekom takes various steps not only to control its own activities, but also to raise environmental awareness.
Sustainability in Business Processes
Well aware of the social and environmental impact of its high level of energy consumption, Türk Telekom attach importance to undertake investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy in order to use natural resources efficiently, to extend the use of renewables, and to minimize adverse impacts on nature.
By using solar and wind energy, the company is able to make carbon savings. In order to boost energy efficiency and reliability, the company replaces less efficient DC energy equipment with high efficiency models. Similarly, with central transformation/FiberkenTT project, central with low energy efficiency are replaced with next-generation centrals and outdoor equipment with high-energy efficiency.
Türk Telekom reduces carbon emissions by replacing air conditioners in system rooms with next generation Free-Cooling air conditioning units with low energy consumption. The Smart Metering Project enables the Company to monitor energy consumption in detail, and when necessary, in real time. In addition, services formerly running on older generation systems unavailable for technical support and maintenance were transferred onto next-generation transmission systems. The results of this modification were improvements at the maintenance facility, energy savings, hall upgrades and increased service quality.