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Telecommunication firm to reduce tenant emissions 46 per cent

An independent telecommunications infrastructure company, today announces that it has set a target to reduce its carbon intensity per tenant by 46 per cent by 2030.

Helios Towers’ target covers Scope one and two emissions against a 2020 baseline and covers the five markets where the Company was operational in 2020.

This 2030 target translates into maintaining absolute emissions at 2020 levels despite significant growth anticipated to support mobile operators’ improved telecommunications coverage over the coming years.

The Company’s target for 2030 combines both actionable investments and innovation against the backdrop of complex challenges to significantly enhance mobile infrastructure in markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Company is also pledging to invest a total of US$100m between 2022 and 2030 to reduce its reliance on generators and use more efficient, greener solutions.

Helios Towers’ long-term ambition is to become a net zero carbon emissions business by 2040.

Kash Pandya, chief executive Officer, stated: “Reducing our carbon footprint is a challenge we take incredibly seriously. Over the past five years, we have built a strong team focused on delivering reliable mobile infrastructure across our markets while reducing our dependency on generators.

“This has been achieved by becoming more efficient, connecting sites to the grid, and using renewable solutions, for example hybrid battery and solar installations.

“Now, we are taking this work further by setting specific carbon intensity targets, developing a roadmap towards net zero emissions, and investing in our markets for a more sustainable future.”

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