As a leader in the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry, Azercell strives to provide the most advanced telecoms services across the nation. We also believe, however, that this technological progress has to be balanced with environmental responsibility.
Elements of Azercell's environmental impact include the effects of electromagnetic radiation from radio base stations, energy use, and emissions that include greenhouse gases. To counteract this, Azercell opted for voluntary certification for compliance with ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management Systems standards in 2016 and continues to undergo the requisite periodic inspections.
Our environmental policy seeks to reduce any negative impact we may have on the environment while encouraging our customers to do the same in our quest for a more sustainable society. We work towards this goal by consciously reassessing our environmental impact, saving available resources and reducing waste. We magnify what we achieve by consistently calling on our customers to adhere to these same values.
We follow the ‘green office’ policy within Azercell. All the paper waste we produce is collected and sent for recycling. This initiative was launched in 2012 and, over the years, it has resulted in the conservation of countless trees.
We are delighted with this success and are currently investigating ways to expand the recycling initiative to other waste material. Our plan is to include our supply chain and business partners in these efforts.
Azercell is striving to mitigate its environmental impact by decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2), which contribute to rising global temperatures and climate change. Climate change has been proven to cause serious environmental and public health issues around the globe including extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and devastating ecosystem changes. Over the past 5 years, Azercell has begun to power a number of its operational sites with renewable energy. Solar power is currently employed at two main Azercell sites: QARPI in Qobustan region and TOVKI in theTovuz region. We opted for solar energy because it creates clean, renewable power from the sun and is far better for the environment. As a viable alternative to fossil fuels, it has helped Azercell reduce its operational carbon footprint. We plan to significantly increase our use of solar power in the near future.