Hawaiian Telcom announced that it has set a target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 40% by 2030. This target is in line with the latest climate science and Science-Based Target guidelines for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies. Hawaiian Telcom is formulating a climate action plan based on this new target for emissions reduction.
The target 40% emissions reduction by 2030 is also in alignment with the objectives of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5-degrees Celsius to reduce the risks and effects of climate change. Hawaiian Telcom also publicly released its greenhouse gas emissions inventory for 2021, which will form its baseline for reductions. Hawaiian Telcom’s long-term target is to reduce GHG emissions to net-zero by 2040.
“Preserving our environment and enhancing our sustainability as an island state is important for all of us who call Hawai‘i home,” said Su Shin, President and General Manager of Hawaiian Telcom. “Hawaiian Telcom is doing its part to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, working towards replacing our copper lines with energy efficient fiber-optic cables across our islands. Fiber technology provides a superior customer experience and reduces our energy consumption.”
“It’s a critical time to act boldly to reduce our emissions,” said Nadja Turek, Director for Sustainability for Hawaiian Telcom and its parent company Altafiber (formerly Cincinnati Bell). “Our mission is to provide high-speed, reliable communications to our neighbors and businesses free from pollution, and to add value to the communities we serve.
About Hawaiian Telcom
Hawaiian Telcom, established and headquartered in Honolulu since 1883, offers a full range of services to business and residential customers including Internet, video, voice, data network solutions and security, colocation, and managed and cloud services – all supported by the reach and reliability of its next generation fiber network and 24/7 state-of-the-art network operations center. For more information, visit hawaiiantel.com.