Measuring and reporting our Environmental impact and initiatives

Measuring and reporting our Environmental impact and initiatives

The environmental policy of OTE aims at the reduction of the environmental impacts associated with its operation and the development of products and services that enable our customers to reduce their environmental impacts, thereby contributing to the improvement of the environment in Greece.
Accordingly, in this section of our CR Report we report our Environmental impact and performance in the following dimensions:

  1. Environmental impacts from OTE operations in Greece (energy consumption, greenhouse gases and other gases emissions, raw materials and waste management, water consumption, ozone layer and electromagnetic radiation)
  2. Measures for reducing our energy use and GHG emissions (renewable energy use, energy conservation, equipment and fleet initiatives, energy-reducing products and services)
  3. Raw materials and waste management policies and initiatives (technical waste, paper use reduction and recycling, equipment recycling, oils, batteries and tires, OTEShop recycling)

In order to provide reliable and accurate information regarding our environmental performance, an environmental data collecting system has been developed. This system covers all Directorates involved at central but also at regional level. In this context, information sources are recorded, data and information used are validated by the head of each section involved, and data and information collected are properly stored. To the extent possible, calculations are in line with internationally agreed methods, while any assumptions made are documented.