Nokia has committed to reducing CO2 emissions by a minimum of 10% in 2009 and 18% in 2010, from a baseline year of 2006. The company needs to set a new short term target as move to 2011.
Nokia has set an environmental strategy to minimize its environmental footprint. The company already sources 35% of its electricity through renewable energy, though this is almost exclusively through renewable energy credits rather than direct investment in renewables.
Nokia does not have a policy for siting its infrastructure, though VP Mike Manos has clearly highlighted the need for Nokia, and the IT industry, to focus on carbon when siting data center infrastructure. More action is needed in this area from Nokia.
Supply Chain Footprint
Nokia reports and verifies its own GHG emissions, though not using GHG protocol. The company needs to engage and report on emissions from the top tier of its supply chain. All of company new models of phone chargers meet or exceed Energy Star requirements, and all except one of the currently available chargers exceed the requirements in no load mode by between 30 and 90%.