2020 saw renewed momentum in TIM’s involvement in environmental issues: the Sustainability Plan prepared at the start of the year contains environmental targets that constitute a new challenge for the Group to improve its efficiency in terms of energy and consumption of resources while reconciling activities, business and the environment. TIM is committed to achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2030 and is deploying the most appropriate actions to achieve this goal. This gives rise to the Plan’s specific environmental targets regarding renewable energy, eco-efficiency and reduction of emissions. These commitments are joined by a new awareness of green products. The TIM Group is conscious of its priority role in building a future with low carbon emissions: all ICT companies can make a tangible contribution to the global reduction of emissions thanks to their distinguishing solutions: video conferencing platforms, smart working, telemedicine, sharing platforms and e-learning are services capable of promoting more sustainable lifestyles and ensuring that activities are undertaken while protecting the environment. The full adoption of these services would lead to a reduction of global CO2 emissions by 1.34 Gt in 2030, offsetting the expected 189% growth in ICT emissions (2019-2030).
The TIM Group is present and active in industry associations and non-profit organizations with specific objectives including the protection of the environment3; the relevance of environmental issues for TIM is also highlighted in the materiality matrix containing the Sustainable Development Goals and translates across to TIM’s strategy for the environment, which is described in and circulated by the Group’s environmental Policy:
■ definition of guidelines and management approaches for optimized use of energy sources and other
natural resources; allocation of human, technological and economic resources for actions to protect the
■ gradually reducing its own direct and indirect emissions of greenhouse gases;
■ selecting suppliers, partners, products and services based on environmental sustainability criteria;
■ applying environmental sustainability criteria when assessing possible mergers and acquisitions;
■ development of solutions and products that contribute to the fight against climate change;
■ variable remuneration for management to achieve objectives with a positive environmental impact;
■ disseminating a culture that promotes a correct approach by employees and stakeholders to environmental issues.