07 jun. 2024

Reducing impacts in the product life cycle

In Icotera we take responsibility for the green transition together with our customers. As a company developing and manufacturing high end FTTH hardware and software, Icotera recognizes the increasing importance of lowering the environmental footprint associated with the product life cycle of fiber and CPE solutions, from manufacturing, transportation, and usage to disposal. By this, Icotera aims to be a strategic partner in our customer’s green transition due to the CSRD (corporate social reporting directive) from the EU.

Icotera’s ESG vision is clear:
We empower ISPs and Network operators to differentiate with green offerings and reduce their overall footprint, via long-lasting products that maximize performance and minimize environmental impact.

In line with this, our ESG strategy is standing on four pillars: 

  • Minimizing the lifecycle impact of products
  • Reducing the climate impact of operations
  • Respecting and developing talent
  • Ensuring responsibility across the supply chain.

“I am proud to announce that we now have an ESG manager onboard. 100% of our suppliers have signed our Code of Conduct and provide CO2 data for our Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs). And our dedicated R&D teams are tirelessly working to design products with enhanced CO2 and energy efficiency, establishing Icotera as a strategic partner in our customers’ ESG reporting and green transition”, René Brøchner, CEO of Icotera, says.

He also points to the importance of reducing the amount of e-waste:

"We are going all in on refurbishing as many routers as possible for our customers. We have the right setup now for receiving, testing, repairing, and returning units to new users. By refurbishing routers we can lower the customers' CO2 footprint, conserve virgin resources, and reduce e-waste significantly together. This is just the beginning of an ambitious ESG journey”, René Brøchner says.

Any questions? Reach out to Icotera’s ESG manager, Freja Ludvigsen [fln@icotera.com]


Reducing impacts in the product life cycle