Non-renewable energy is produced by exploiting natural resources which, when burned, emit greenhouse gases and pollutants which contribute to climate change, damage natural ecosystems and have negative effects on human health.
For this reason, we are committed to limiting energy consumption, reducing harmful emissions, prioritising the use of clean and renewable energy.
In this sense, eco-efficiency is also very important: it means doing more with less, i.e. producing quality products and services while reducing the amount of resources required for the entire life cycle, thus reducing the ecological footprint.
By the nature of our activities, we consume large amounts of energy and we are aware of the environmental impact this can have. For this reason, we are particularly focused on constantly improving the eco-efficiency of our processes.
The TIM Group’s main assets, fixed and mobile infrastructure and data centres, are at the heart of our energy efficiency activities.
On the fixed network, we are committed to a comprehensive action plan to expand coverage, accelerate the transition to fibre (up to 60% more eco-efficient than ADSL) and promote the use of digital services to offer better performance with less energy consumption.
The modernisation of mobile networks with equipment that saves 20% of energy and the deployment of 5G, which is up to five times more eco-efficient than 4G, will also ensure better performance with a reduced environmental impact.
Our data centres, which contribute to innovative and eco-efficient solutions, are ever increasingly green and we will design and build new facilities using 100% renewable energy.
Moreover, by 2023 our infrastructures will be carbon free thanks to the purchase of 100% clean energy and a photovoltaic plan for the self-production of renewable energy on some sites.
New Spaces and New Ways of Working
Monitoring energy efficiency also involves better management of the working environment, especially for a group as large as ours. For this reason, we have launched a significant initiative to restructure and optimise our offices and make them more functional and sustainable, including desk sharing, the use of environmentally friendly materials, consumption detection sensors and investments to increase energy efficiency.
This initiative is centred around the use of eco-sustainable materials and systems (such as remote control smart lighting, highly solar-reflective fabrics and curtains, 100% recyclable PVC flooring or charging stations for electric cars), which also produces a reduction in direct and indirect CO2 emissions, thanks to the decrease in the number of necessary travels.
We also offer smartworking tools to our customers, to help companies and organizations coordinate their work remotely and establish new forms of collaboration with colleagues, customers and suppliers.