Avaya's Climate Action Contribution
About Avaya's Climate Efforts
Since 2009, Avaya has pledged to take active steps to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions, which are a byproduct of everyday business operations such as business travel, electricity consumption and the use of fuel to heat, cool, and power facilities. As a commitment to transparency and authentication, Avaya reports our carbon footprint annually to CDP along with our progress towards our publicly stated goals to:
• Reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 location-based carbon emissions cumulatively by 15% from 2014 levels by 2020.
• Achieve an absolute reduction of Scope 3 emissions annually.
Avaya has made significant progress towards our goals. We reduced our Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 24% from 2017-2018, achieving a cumulative 54% reduction from its 2014 baseline and exceeding its goal. In addition, we reduced our Scope 3 emissions by 721 mtCO2e from 2017-2018.
Moving forward, Avaya will build on our momentum to achieve further reductions in carbon emissions by using real estate assets efficiently and consolidating where possible, reducing electricity usage in facilities and data centers, and reducing business travel. In addition, Avaya will continue to develop products and solutions for our customers that yield environmental benefits, including reducing energy consumption, reducing the need for air travel, minimizing packaging, and designing for reuse and recyclability.
Climate Action Commitments
Current Climate Actions Avaya Is Taking:
Commit to Joining the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)
Join some of the world’s leading businesses that are setting ambitious, ‘science-based’ emissions reductions targets that ensure their GHG reduction targets meet the level of ambition needed to limit the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C.
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New Climate Actions Avaya Commits To Take:
Commit to Implement the Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
Climate change poses serious risks to the global economy, yet investors and financial markets lack clear and comparable information about which companies or assets are most exposed and which are best prepared. Companies making this commitment agree to implement the recommendations of the TCFD for reporting climate-related financial information in mainstream reports (annual financial filings) as fully as practicable over the next three years.
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