NTT and NEC Partner Up to Promote Decarbonization

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) and NEC Corporation have joined forces to reduce the environmental impact of their businesses and promote a decarbonized society. The companies have signed a basic agreement and started collaborating on various initiatives to achieve their goals.

Under the agreement, NTT Anode Energy will provide 100% renewable energy to NEC Platforms’ Fukushima Plant, which produces 5G base station equipment. The renewable energy will include power generated in an offsite power purchase agreement (PPA) and green energy sent directly from a power plant. The plant will use renewable energy supplied by NTT Anode Energy to manufacture networking equipment, including Iown products that incorporate cutting-edge energy-saving technologies.

NTT and NEC will jointly promote initiatives to support a decarbonized society, including supply chain efforts. Both companies have set their own goals towards achieving a sustainable society. NTT has adopted a new environment and energy vision, “NTT Green Innovation toward 2040,” while NEC has established its “Guide to Climate Change Countermeasures for 2050.”

By providing NTT with products manufactured using green power, NEC will reduce its Scope 2 carbon emissions. Moreover, a reduction in the NTT Group’s Scope 3 emissions will be achieved, thus promoting the environmental management of both organizations.

NTT plans to expand the reach of its power-saving Iown infrastructure within the telecommunications and computing fields and various industrial sectors, which is expected to contribute to a 4% reduction in carbon emissions in Japan (a 2% reduction worldwide) by fiscal 2040. The company aims to improve energy efficiency, reduce both energy consumption and carbon emissions, and request that its suppliers use renewable energy as much as possible in the procurement of equipment that comprises telecommunications services, including Iown.

NEC, on the other hand, will continue to promote the introduction of renewable energy at its various plants and the development of networking products, which are the foundation of the Iown initiative, and contribute to the achievement of a decarbonized society.

NTT and NEC will work together to develop and introduce renewable energy, such as green power and Iown energy-saving technologies, to achieve the 2050 Carbon Neutral Declaration of the Japanese Government.

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