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  • 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

Energy and Climate Change Projects in Greece

Energy Management System
The strategic aim of the OTE Group is the rational and sustainable use of energy. It has therefore prioritized improvements in the energy performance of major company installations (office facilities, call centers, data centers, and telecommunication networks). This is a response to global efforts toward climate-change mitigation.

To this end, an Energy Management System was developed and certified according to the ISO 50001 standard in 2016. Initially, the system was implemented in a limited number of critical installations. Gradually it was expanded and in 2018 it was implemented in nine building complexes (including technology and office buildings, data centers, call centers, and the head office of the OTE Group) and 12 mobile base stations. Results are encouraging since energy savings exceed 4% for the buildings and 15% for mobile base stations.

Large-scale energy audits were also performed during 2018, while further enrichment of the portfolio with a significant number of installations certified with ISO 50001 is included in the OTE Group’s plans.

Climate Change Observatory
The OTE Group supports the Research Project "PANhellenic GEophysical observatory of Antikythera (PANGEA)", a flagship initiative of the National Observatory of Athens. PANGEA’s objectives relate to climate change and its impact on severe weather and natural disasters in Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean. The island of Antikythera in southwest Greece will be the National Hub for continuous monitoring of Essential Climate Variables (ECVs). The OTE Group has provided telecommunication equipment and services, as well as its facilities on Antikythera island to house scientific instruments and research infrastructure.

"Ctrl Shift Save the Climate – ICTs as Allies in Climate Protection"
COSMOTE along with the MEDITERRANEAN SOS Network (MedSOS) implemented a pioneering educational program entitled “Ctrl Shift Save the Climate – Information and Communication Technologies as Allies in Climate Protection”.

The program’s objective is to educate and train young people in Primary and Secondary Education and educators on the ways in which Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) could contribute to energy saving, climate change mitigation, and adaptation.

During the academic year from 2017 to 2018, more than 1,500 students participated in the program.