Sustainability

Creating a sustainable future

At O2, we’re committed to playing our part in tackling climate change, doing what we can to protect the environment and helping others do the same by delivering more sustainable choices. We’re on a journey to help everyone on O2’s network and businesses in our supply chain reduce their impact, building a greener future through mobile and digital connectivity. 

Our Blueprint

Our Blueprint reflects our long-term commitment to reduce our impact on the environment and deliver a greener network for customers, championing the enabling role of mobile in delivering a more sustainable future. It sets out our responsibility to society by helping people enjoy a safer and more positive role with technology. It also illustrates how we’re committed to running our business responsibly for our customers, people and other key stakeholders, by championing diversity and inclusion, building an ethical culture and maintaining strong community ties.

We support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and want to play our part in tackling the global challenges of climate change, injustice and inequality.

To discover how Our Blueprint contributes to our goals, click here 

Our journey to net zero

In 2019, the UK made a legally-binding pledge, committing to reach net zero emissions by 2050. This has recently been reviewed and now UK is committed to cutting emissions by 78 per cent by 2035. Every organisation will play a crucial role in achieving that goal. At O2 we understand the urgency of tackling the climate emergency. With this in mind we have set an ambitious goal to be the first UK mobile network to reach Net Zero carbon by 2025. Our commitment is aligned to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and supported by our expert partner, the Carbon Trust. Item by item our aim is to remove all possible non-renewable energy across our business and network. Our progress against this commitment will be reported annually and independently audited.

  • Our journey to net zero report outlines our own journey to Net Zero and lessons learnt so far with insight on how others can start their journey 
  • This Blue Door podcast talks about our approach and the role of technology in delivering low carbon solutions 

A greener connected future

We understand the drive towards smart, sustainable urban areas, and have solutions to underpin the cleaner greener cities agenda. 

Find out how connected solutions enabled by 4G and 5G can power a green revolution over the next decade and beyond.