ADVA Optical Networking Joins Science-Based Targets Initiative to Tackle Climate Change
February 2017 by Marc Jacob
ADVA Optical Networking announced that it has joined the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi). As part of the SBTi, the telecommunications technology supplier has committed to set goals for reducing its carbon emissions based on climate science. These science-based targets will align with internationally agreed efforts to keep global warming below the dangerous 2°C threshold. ADVA Optical Networking has two years to set its targets, which will be closely reviewed and validated by SBTi experts. Meeting the targets will officially demonstrate its continuing commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The company is one of the first 200 organizations worldwide to join the global initiative.
The SBTi helps businesses set transformative science-based targets in a timescale that delivers on the goals of the Paris Agreement. ADVA Optical Networking’s SBTI commitment will involve tackling the most significant area of its value chain with regard to carbon footprint: indirect consumer emissions. The company will set ambitious intensity-based targets to reduce these ’scope 3’ emissions, as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. These targets will be achieved over the next five years, largely through radical improvements to the energy efficiency of ADVA Optical Networking’s optical transport products. The ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect(TM) already consumes less rack space and energy than competing DCI technology. The new targets will underline the company’s long-term mission to further reduce the power consumption and form factor of its connectivity solutions.