Environment and climate

Eltel is active in an industry that plays a key role in the transformation to a low-carbon society.

We develop innovative infranet solutions and support our customers in their efforts to enable a more sustainable future. The main source of our environmental impact is our vehicle fleet. Our main focus is to reduce the average CO2 emissions of cars and vans and establish a roadmap to become fossil free. We constantly strive to minimise the environmental impact of our operations and monitor our performance.

Climate and the environment

We proactively work in the area of climate and the environment in our own operations as well in our value chain. The strategic priority of core operational improvements has resulted in a considerable reduction in CO2 emissions as a result of better production planning and the introduction of digital route planning systems.

By maintaining a modern and fuel-efficient vehicle fleet, we minimise emissions per kilometre. Our ambition is to move towards a fossil-free fleet and we strive to electrify the fleet in line with technological developments. Every time a lease contract comes up for renewal, we consider the possibility of introducing lighter vehicles that run on renewables and/or less fuel, by switching to hybrid or electric vehicles.

Waste management

Other important and prioritised environmental areas include waste management and the responsible sourcing of materials for both people and the environment. We work to minimise our physical environmental impact, disruption and noise from work sites.

Environmental risks

Working to minimise vehicle emissions, we face external challenges related to access to electric vehicles, lack of charging stations in rural areas and increasing biodiesel prices. Large electric excavators are not currently available, but we tested smaller excavators in 2021 and the area is developing rapidly.