Thursday, March 21

DiGi to reduce carbon footprint by 50 pct

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SHAH ALAM: DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (DiGi) aims to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 per cent next year, said its chief executive officer (CEO) Henrik Clausen.

The company has managed to reduce it by 38 per cent since its participation in this initiative, from 2008.

“Over the past few years, we have been conscientiously looking at ways to address energy efficiency and explore the use of more sustainable sources of energy in our operations,” he told reporters after the ‘Challenge for Change’ award ceremony, here yesterday.

“From incorporating smart green equipment for our networks, to moderating electricity consumption and reducing paper usage, we have embedded a greener way of running our business in working to help cultivate a low carbon operation,” he added.

Also present at the ceremony was the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

“One of the issues about green buildings is, people think it is costly to build.

“But, this is only in the initial stage as proven by green buildings in the United States and Europe, with money saved in terms of maintenance cost for the future,” said Saifuddin.

He also believes, the need for skilled workers in the green technology area is now increasing and would create a lot of job opportunities for local graduates in future.

The Challenge for Change, is a component of DiGi’s Deep Green programme that reaches out to the community, as part of its efforts to reduce the shared climate impact via the development and practice of innovative solutions. — Bernama