Orange named to Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) for carbon performance

Orange assessed as one of the two best operators worldwide for carbon performance.

Paris, 24-10-2012 — / — Through this inclusion, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which represents 655 institutional investors, recognises Orange for the action it is taking to reduce its carbon emissions and mitigate the risks of climate change.

The Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) highlights those 33 companies within the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (Global 500) that have demonstrated a strong approach to climate strategy and emissions reduction in their CDP responses.

“At Orange, we believe that telecoms operators have a special responsibility to address the climate change issue, said Marc Fossier, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer. While the digital revolution is an undeniable vehicle for social and environmental progress, it results in ever-increasing volumes of data traffic and the need for increasingly powerful and energy-hungry infrastructures. Addressing this issue without increasing our networks’ energy consumption is a real challenge.
We are very proud to enter the Carbon Performance Leadership index. This is a strong recognition of the significant environmental action plans we rolled out into the group since several years, to reach our target: reduce our consumption by 15% and our CO² emissions by 20% by 2020.  But our efforts go beyond our own activities. We also want to offer our customers eco-friendly products and services that help them control their own energy consumption, and we are developing advanced technologies and new offerings for this purpose.”

Paul Simpson, chief executive officer of CDP, commented: “Companies in the Carbon Performance Leadership Index are demonstrating a clear commitment to manage their greenhouse gas emissions and take action on climate change.  Organizations which work to reduce their emissions and integrate climate change issues into their business strategies have the potential for cost savings, revenue generating opportunities and, ultimately, a more resilient future.”

The Global 500 report including names of companies featured in the CPLI and the methodology used can be found at


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