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2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

Climate Protection at Magyar Telekom

Magyar Telekom stays totally Carbon Neutral
The Magyar Telekom Group stayed completely carbon neutral in 2018, repeating its success from the previous three years. This achievement has put the company ahead of the largest telecommunication companies around the world. This success is based on the purchase of 100% renewable energy for the Hungarian member companies, enhancing energy efficiency, implementing carbon offset, and saving energy. In 2018, the company purchased CO2 certificates that offset 30,000 metric tons of CO2.

In 2018 Magyar Telekom committed to set a Science Based Target.

Community Solar Project for Employees
In 2018, a new employee solar project was started. Employees at Magyar Telekom were able to rent solar panels which were then installed on our training facilities. They received benefits such as a new HBO GO subscription for a year or an electric car for a weekend as a reward for their efforts and their contribution to our climate protection activities.

Stop Wasting – Start Caring!
In order to reduce the harmful effects of waste on the environment:

  • Magyar Telekom makes sure that unused equipment gets reused within the company, or by selling it to employees or external partners, or by renting, leasing, or transferring them without compensation (donation).
  • Magyar Telekom is collecting waste selectively at more sites.
  • Magyar Telekom improves the equipment’s effectiveness by upgrading existing contracts, regularly updating collection points, and through communication.

The principal aim of the company is to carry out its operations with the minimum impact on the environment. Magyar Telekom pays special attention to upgrading, repair and reuse of the equipment in its network. The reuse rate of CPE devices is 48%.

Magyar Telekom complies with statutory regulations in force and informs customers about the various waste-disposal options for used equipment and batteries on the company websites. The volume of such waste showed a decreasing trend even though we provide customers with an opportunity to exchange returned waste and receive a discount on the price of new devices.

All of the products Magyar Telekom sells are certified with energy efficiency certificates in conformity with the requirements of the European Union. They are also in compliance with the environmental standards defined by Hungarian law. Manufacturer’s statements with detailed information about life cycle, reuse, recycling of the product, used materials, and repairability features are available in all our stores. All of our procured network equipment should meet our high standards of energy efficiency.