Annual report 2012

Environmental responsibility


Concern for the environment is built into the strategic guidelines of the Telekom Slovenije Group. We monitor progress in this area with of measurable environmental indicators based on energy and environmental bookkeeping and accounting. The Group further cemented its commitment to environmental care by signing the Corporate Responsibility Charter of the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO). One of the key strategical priorities is business excellence. We will be qualified for candidacy according to the EFQM model by 2015. 

Highlights in 2012

  • New systematic activities for more efficient energy consumption - kick-off of a project to implement a SIST EN ISO 50001 energy management system at Telekom Slovenije.
  • A 3% reduction in electricity consumption measured in kWh at Telekom Slovenije relative to 2011.
  • The proportion of separately colected waste increased at Telekom Slovenije.
  • Enhancement of responsibility for environmental impacts at subsidiaries in Slovenia and South-Eastern Europe. 

ISO-compliant quality management systems are reflected in measurable results.

The Group’s main guidelines are as follows:

  • the methodical prevention and reduction of the impact of its activities on the environment and the world we live in;
  • the regular monitoring of the use of resources, in particular energy consumption and costs;
  • the setting of environmentally friendly strategies objectives and targets that are balanced against the specifics of the Group's operations and development;
  • the continuous improvement of environmental protection activities;
  • the transfer of best internal and other environmental practices to all Group companies;
  • compliance with globally recognised environmental development guidelines in the development of services;
  • the monitoring of and compliance with the requirements of valid Slovenian and European legislation; and
  • compliance with regulatory and ethical environmental commitments that exceed the legislative frameworks.