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As Australia’s leading telecommunications company we have a responsibility to manage our environmental impacts and show we care about the environmental issues that matter most to our customers, suppliers and the wider community.

We believe that information and communications technology (ICT) has the potential to unlock significant environmental benefits, and that the ICT industry has a central role to play in enabling a low-carbon future.

At Telstra, our long term ambition is to become an Australian environmental leader. Along with managing our own impacts, the extent of our network coverage and depth of our technical expertise provide an opportunity for us to support government, businesses and customers to reduce their energy consumption, leading to considerable cost savings and positive environmental outcomes.

Our Environment Strategy provides a clear framework for addressing the issues most important to our company and our stakeholders, right across our value chain.

Introduced in FY14, our strategy is aligned to Telstra’s purpose and values, and is aimed at minimising our most material environmental impacts across three strategic focus areas:

Environmental Customer Value Proposition (ECVP) – quantifying and communicating how our products and services can enable our customers to reduce their environmental impacts, particularly energy use and carbon emissions

Operational Excellence – actively identifying and minimising material environmental impacts and operating costs

Sustainable Supply Chain – working with and influencing suppliers to manage and reduce the environmental and social impacts of their operations and of the products and services they provide to Telstra.

In order to embed environmental principles and minimise business risks across our operations, accountability for delivery of our Environment Strategy is shared across Telstra. Progress against the strategy is overseen by the Chief Sustainability Officer and relevant Business Unit project sponsors, and is reported to the Board twice a year.

Our enterprise Environment Strategy takes a more strategic and integrated approach to managing our most material environmental risks and opportunities. For more information please download: