Reduction of road transportation activity

Reduction of road transportation activity

Measures in place for the reduction of the environmental impacts associated with the transportation activity of the OTE owned vehicles fleet aim at the improvement of the efficiency of the fleet as well as at the reduction of direct (network maintenance, fault correction, etc.) and/or indirect (employees commuting, business travels) transportation needs.

  • Transportation needs are reduced through the development and the operation of «HELP-DESK» and Call Centers aiming at fault correction with telephone directions. At national level, about 25% of calls for fault correction (ADSL, fixed telephony and Land Loop Unbundling connections) were resolved by phone, resulting in a reduction of transportation activity corresponding to 15% of 2010 transportation activity and avoided emissions of 1,200 t CO2 eq.
  • Since 1999, more than 1000 employees have the option of commuting to and from their workplace with 22 buses, covering 19 different areas in Athens (going to and from OTE’s Administration Building, as well as to the facilities of OTE in Parnitha etc). Minimum technological requirements are addressed in the relevant contract for the period 2010 – 2011 (currently an average age of less than 10 years is achieved). GHG emissions avoided were estimated at 1,810 t CO2 eq for 2010.