T-Mobile : T-Mobile makes 2040 net-zero pledge

Feb 06, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

 T-Mobile is the latest company to make a pledge to reach net-zero emissions by 2040, and claims it is the first US wireless to do so. According to the company, this pledge includes not only Scope 1 and 2 but also Scope 3 emissions that occur through the wider supply chain. It has also signed the Climate Pledge. 

According to the company, with regard to Scope 1 and 2, it has been using renewable energy for a year for all its operations for a year, however, tackling Scope 3 emissions, which occur through suppliers, customer device usage, materials and fuel required to ship products, are more challenging. 

"As we know sustainability is important to our customers and stakeholders, T-Mobile has made great progress in reducing our environmental footprint – and now we're taking even bigger steps to reduce our carbon emissions with a commitment to meeting Science Based Targets Initiative's (SBTi) Net-Zero Standard," said Mike Sievert, T-Mobile CEO.

Sally Fouts, global lead of The Climate Pledge at Amazon, added: "We're excited that T-Mobile is signing The Climate Pledge and committing to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early. T-Mobile has set and achieved aggressive renewable energy and carbon reduction goals across its operations, and we're thrilled to see the comprehensive and thoughtful pathway they have charted to achieve net-zero carbon by 2040."