Annual report 2012

Overview of environmental objectives

*Objectives not directly linked to the environment, but managed together with environmental objectives for the sake of efficiency. 
COMMITMENT I: To reduce energy consumption and emissions into the environment
Framework objective A : To reduce electricity consumption by 5 % by 31 December 2013 (in kWh; base year 2009).
Operational objective Assessment Effect
A1. To centralise the control of consumption – installation of analysers at electrical connections: objective for 2012 – 30 locations.  
  • Further improvements to the control and optimisation of consumption using multifunctional meters. 
  • Objective exceeded: analysers installed at more than 30 locations, in part due to a less expensive solution from a local manufacturer.
A2. To install air conditioning units with simple ventilation at locations less exposed to heat: objective for 2012 – 10 locations.  
  • Work completed at three locations and continues at three other locations; additional “summer compressor, winter ventilation” system introduced at other locations.
A3. To replace defective air conditioning units with more energy efficient systems.  
  • Implemented as planned. All newly installed air conditioning units are more energy efficient. Based on comparable data from other operators, we assess this will be translated into a 30% to 40% reduction in electricity consumption for the same cooling power.
A4. To identify and eliminate or reduce the power used by technologically redundant delivery points and consumers (cathode protection, converters to cold reserve, etc.).  
  • Implemented. New activities on new devices and locations will continue in 2013.  
A5. To raise temperature limit values in key technological rooms in the second phase of activities, taking into account winter-summer regimes and the placement of sensors.    
  • Implemented in accordance with internal rules and support lists according to site devices. Based on the experiences of others, this translates to a 5% to 6% drop in energy consumption with lower cooling level achieved.
Framework objective B : To improve the efficiency of fuel consumption in the car fleet by 10% by 31 December 2012 (in litres/100 km; base year 2009). The objective will be pursued again in 2013.
B1. To reduce the number of company vehicles by 2% relative to the situation as at 31 December 2011.    
  • Objective achieved and extended to 2013. Established records for Telekom Slovenije’s car fleet represent the basis for purchases and the lowering of car fleet emissions until 2015.
B2. To reduce the number of work-related kilometres travelled by 2% compared to 2010.  
  • The number of kilometres per vehicle declined by 2.6% as the result of a change in the structure of the car fleet.   
B3. To improve the age structure of the car fleet; reduce the average vehicle age by three months relative to the situation as at 1 July 2011.  
  • Objective achieved. The effect is fewer emissions and greater efficiency.
  • The reduction in vehicle age by six months is planned in 2013.
B4. Introduce new criteria for the purchase of new vehicles under normal procurement procedures (max. 162 g CO 2 eq /km).  
  • Criteria taken into account in all purchases of new vehicles. More stringent criteria to be applied in 2013 (max. 160 g CO 2 eq /km).
B5. To optimise deliveries at common locations following the merger of Telekom and Mobitel.  
  • Implemented. The search for opportunities for additional savings was done; the second phase of optimisation follows in 2013. 
COMMITMENT II: To increase the proportion of separately collected waste and reduce emissions
Framework objective C : To reduce the volume of mixed municipal waste by 10% by 31 December 2012 (base year 2009).
C1. To eliminate 40 locations where municipal waste is not generated from the collection system.   
  • The success rate was lower than in previous years.
  • The enhancement of activities is planned in 2013, in part due to the relaxing of municipal service prices.
C2. To protect two ecological islands in 2012 (priority given to the former Mobitel locations).   
  • Objective not achieved, but new activities are in progress.
C3. To introduce fixed recyclable packaging.   

 

  • First phase successfully completed.
  • Objective carried over into 2013; activity and workforce management project mutually dependent.  
Framework objective D : To connect 100% of treated wastewater to public sewerage systems by 31 December 2012, and to control costs and water consumption.
D1. To draft an action plan addressing the public sewerage system and individual treatment facilities.  
  • Objective partially achieved. Implemented at five locations.
  • Activities to continue in 2013. Expected effects: a decrease in costs and the fulfilment of regulatory requirements.
D2. To update the records of locations that are not connected to the sewerage network  
  • Objective partially achieved. Records have not yet been updated in full; activity to continue until compliance with regulatory requirements has been achieved.
D3. To verify the availability of documentation on oil traps and whether that documentation is up to date.   
  • Objective partially achieved. New trap installed at one location in Maribor; other activities in progress. 
Framework objective E: To ensure complete safety when handling hazardous materials (reduce risks of spills, etc.).
E1. To purchase and maintain functioning equipment for measures in the event of a spill of hazardous materials.  
  • All recorded equipment purchased.
E2. To replace batteries for the back-up power supply with valve regulated systems: 2 locations + regular maintenance of existing systems.  
  • Objective achieved. Given the stage of implementation, the objective was achieved on 31 December 2012. 
E3. To update documentation regarding tanks, oil traps, hydrants and sewerage systems.  
  • Objective achieved for tanks, but not yet in full for oil traps. Compliance with regulatory requirements achieved; further activities required.
E4. To replace air conditioning units that use Freon 22 with a more environmentally friendly refrigerant: objectives for 2012 – 10 devices.  
  • Objective achieved in full in fixed segment; additional activities required in 2013 with the aim of greater energy and environmental efficiency, and compliance with regulatory requirements.
Framework objective F: To reduce noise and emissions into the atmosphere by modernising technological devices.
F1. To modernise generators (objective for 2012: 2 generators), and to reduce emissions and noise below levels requiring an environmental permit. Elimination of generators at two locations; control in place at other locations.  
  • Objective exceeded, three generators upgraded. Replacements to continue in 2014.
  • No generators were eliminated; high cost represents an obstacle to establishing control system at other locations.
  • Assessment of the need for preheating systems on generators in progress. Expected effect: fewer emissions, less noise, reduced consumption and increased control. 
F2. To conduct an energy review of one major commercial building per year. Additional objective for 2012: draft a energy review for four buildings.  
  • Objective achieved; 20 energy review conducted (in the scope of the ISO 50001 project). Emphasis on the implementation of findings and on savings, not on the number of inspections. 
F3. To identify and regulate locations where savings in heating are possible.  
  • Phase objective achieved; activities continue. Six central heating systems disconnected without additional investments.
Other system objectives in 2012*
G1. Fire safety: to conduct measurements and update documentation for lightning conductors.  
  • Measurements of lightning conductors; measurements completed at 180 locations.
  • Activities to continue in 2013. Expected effect: improved fire safety and harmonisation with applicable legislation.
G2. To update the environmental communication plan and participate in at least three environmental campaigns with external service providers.  
  • Energy-environmental communication plan drafted and implemented by the public relations department in cooperation with the environmental management system administrator.
  • Numerical objective of participation in environmental campaigns exceeded. 
G3 . To conduct environmental training in the form of at least two internally organised seminars in 2012 with 400 employees at the “environmental primary school”, which will be attended by all employees in a three-year cycle.   
  • Objective exceeded. “Environmental primary school” attended by 1,379 employees of Group companies in Slovenia. Three major and several minor seminars were held in the scope of the ISO 50001 project activities.

 

G4. To update records of local legislation.  
  • Objective abandoned. The reason is the finding that the associated risk does not justify the investment of effort and funds. On-site coordinators are responsible for monitoring local legislation on their location.
G5. Records of locations in SAP – upgrading of technical documentation, co-location and co-ownership.  
  • Implemented to a large extent in the commercial segment.
  • Activity to continue in 2013 with additional locations in the technology segment, in particular the mobile segment, with the aim of establishing comprehensive e-records of locations, suppliers, costs, etc.
G6. Explosive areas – conclusion of operational activities for all locations, and training.  
  • Plan drafted, but not yet formally approved. The dismantling of such locations leads to a decrease in the importance of this issue.
G7. Fire traps – review and records of status by location; organisation of contractual relations; rehabilitation following inspections.  
  • Carried out at a key location in Maribor.
  • Detailed inspections by location to continue in 2013.

 

  Objective achieved
  Objective partially achieved
  Objective not achieved
  Objective abandoned