TIM: carbon neutrality of Gruppo TIM websites
Project: Calculation and neutralization of CO₂ emissions related to the 2022 hosting of TIM Group websites
Goals: Carbon neutrality of Gruppo TIM websites for the year 2022, through a forestry calculation and conservation project in Brazil. In addition, TIM is supporting a new forestry project in Rome in spring 2023.
Among the ESG objectives, TIM Group wants to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 and promotes projects that contribute to reducing the environmental impact of all production activities in terms of lower CO2 emissions.
Also for 2022, TIM’s Group commitment goes on thanks to a new project to calculate and neutralize greenhouse gas emissions generated in 2022 by hosting the commercial and institutional websites of TIM and TIM Group companies.
In 2022, the websites of the TIM Group recorded web traffic that has determined an emission of about 554 tons of CO2eq, corresponding to 3.130 km travelled by car (approximately 78 laps of the Planet).
Today’s neutralization follows the carbon neutrality of the websites already achieved for 2021 traffic emissions, which has already neutralized the CO eq emissions in reference to its 2021 hosting greenhouse emissions:
The decarbonisation project of TIM Companies’ websites uses the CO2web methodology, developed by Rete Clima and verified by the ICMQ Certification Body, which aims to measure and neutralise greenhouse gas emissions related to the energy consumption of the hosting phase of the Group’s websites.
The CO2web methodology includes 3 working steps:
The neutralization of CO2 was carried out by supporting a forest conservation project, certified according to VCS-Verra standards, such as The Envira Amazonia Project REDD+, in Brazil.
This project focuses on an area of 39.000 hectares of tropical forest and generates an average reduction of 1.259.646 tons of CO2 emissions per year over a period of 30 years (from 2012 to 2042): this Project contributes to protecting critical habitat for wildlife and plant species.
The Envira Amazonia Project is a REDD+ (Reduction of emissions from deforestation and degradation) that aims to prevent emissions caused by deforestation and degradation that would also have occurred in the absence of the project, promoting the importance of the conservation and sustainable management of forests in Developing Countries.
The Envira Amazonia Project involves environmental, social and economic benefits for the territory and its population, as:
- contributes to protecting the critical habitat for endangered wildlife
- mitigates the pressures of deforestation using a mix of social programs aimed at improving the livelihoods of community members living nearby. This includes courses of good agricultural practice, the use of fire in the preparation of land; a better management of pastures, extraction of medicinal plants for commercial purposes.
- includes training courses for the development of sustainable agriculture, creation of alternative economic activities, including the marketing of the collection of medicinal plants and açaí.
The Envira Amazonia project also obtained the validation and verification of CCBS (Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standard) with Triple Gold Level Distinction, for the outstanding positive impact on climate change mitigation, support to local communities and protection of biodiversity.
In addition to the carbon offsetting project in Brazil, the Gruppo TIM will support in spring 2023 a new forestry project in Rome aimed at increasing the naturalness of urban green areas and generating ecosystem services for the local territory.
These projects are part of Foresta Italia, the National Climate Network Forestry Campaign, that started in spring 2022 in partnership with Coldiretti and PEFC: