Greentech Lead Asia: Nokia said that its facilities
consumed 72 GWh of direct and 530 GWh of indirect energy in 2011. This energy
consumption caused 13 200 tons of direct and 251 800 tons of indirect
greenhouse gas (CO2e) gross emissions.
Direct energy means its use of gas and oil, while
indirect energy refers to its use of electricity, district heating and district
cooling. Our purchase of certified green energy reduced our indirect emissions
by 54 100 tons, meaning that our net emissions were 210 900 tons.
Nokia Group as a whole consumed 1 143 GWh energy, causing
535 700 tons of gross emissions and 421 300 tons of net emissions.
Nokia has purchased renewable electricity via
certificates and from grid since 2006. Now, its first onsite installations for
the generation of renewable energy are in place: fuel cells at the Sunnyvale
property in California in the United States and a small biofuel station at SEZ
business park in Chennai, India.
Altogether, in 2011 the share of renewable electricity
was 193 GWh, which is equal to 40 percent.
Since 2008, Nokia has taken a stricter approach to
business travel, including putting in place a new travel policy, running travel
awareness campaigns, and improving the availability of videoconferencing
Nokia’s annual CO2 emissions from air travel were reduced
by 36 percent in 2011 from the 2008 base level. CO2 emissions from air travel
were 84 200 tons in 2011, which is 3 percent more than in 2010. The increase in
travel resulted from organizational change and our partnership with Microsoft.
The emissions figure covers 99 percent of our air travel and has been
calculated with a conservative interpretation of GHG Protocol emission factors.
In 2011, Nokia caused a total of 45 900 ton of waste, a
23 percent reduction compared to 2010. It also managed to continue our
decreasing trend of waste ending in landfill, as 91 percent of waste was reused
or recycled, energy was recovered from 5 percent, and only 4 percent went for
final disposal that is, either for landfill or was incinerated without energy
Nokia introduced two new energy efficient chargers, AC-11
and AC-16, replacing our older, less energy efficient chargers. Today, all new
Nokia devices are being shipped with a four star or five-star charger.
Nokia continues to reduce the charger no-load power
consumption and are heading for the new target that is a 75 percent reduction
by end of 2012 from the 2006 baseline. The charger no-load power consumption
values are calculated as volume weighted average charger no-load power
consumption for phone products per year.
Nokia takes part in collective recycling schemes with
other equipment manufacturers in Europe, Canada and Australia. We also engage
in local recycling awareness with retailers, operators, other manufacturers,
authorities and various local partners in order to build a recycling culture
around the world.
Its take-back and recycling programs continue to expand
into new markets, assuring that mobile products end up in environmentally safe
recycling processes. At the end of 2011, the company had approximately 6 000
collection points in almost 100 countries.