In 2019, the Company started disclosing environmental footprint data through CDP and joined the global GSMA-led initiative to develop a mobile industry climate action roadmap in line with the Paris Agreement, which is aimed at combating climate change.
A dedicated working group comprising representatives from 10 structural divisions of the Company was set up under the CSR Committee in 2019 to develop and implement MTS’s Unified Carbon Management Program and assess climate change risks. One of the priority tasks set for the working group is to develop an integrated climate strategy for the Company, design business processes to carry out the strategy, map climate risks, and implement energy efficiency KPIs.
A reduction in direct greenhouse gas emissions is due to vehicle fleet renewal with at least Euro-5 compliant cars and operation of diesel generators made by leading European manufacturers with strict requirements for fuel consumption efficiency and CO2 equivalent emissions for backup power supply.
The year-on-year increase in energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions in 2019 was due to the Company expanding its technology infrastructur