Sustainability Committee


In December 2019, the European Commission presented the European Green Deal with the ambition of making Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, boosting the economy, improving people's health and quality of life, caring for nature, and leaving no one behind.

Digitalisation will be at the core of this ambitious program and fibre is key to align the digital and sustainability agendas. As the most sustainable telecommunication infrastructure technology, full-fibre is a prerequisite to achieving the European Green Deal and making the European Union’s economy more sustainable.

The need to work collectively towards a more sustainable society has become a strategic objective of policy makers and the vast majority of private organisations alike. With this context in mind, the sustainability Working Group of the FTTH Council Europe has been created with two key objectives:

  • Promote full fibre as the most sustainable access network technology and enabler of multiple applications which can contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of our activities. Remote working and learning being the most obvious examples.
  • Support all stakeholders of the Fibre to the Home value chain in their efforts to make their respective activities more carbon neutral.

Fibre for the planet

An initiative by the Sustainability Committee, whose objective is to give voice to the industry by bringing Members of the FTTH Council Europe on stage in showcasing their best practices around the sustainability issue. What are the concrete actions put in place by the FTTH value chain to reduce its carbon footprint? Browse our sustainability success stories to get the answer.

FTTH Carbon Footprint Cooperative Platform

A new platform powered by the Sustainability Committee, in partnership with our consulting partner Tovalu, where companies cinvolved in the deployment of FTTH networks can share ESG best practices, build a database of detailed carbon intensity information for all products (essential for the accuracy of Scope 3 reporting), and receive preferential access to the expertise and tools of a consultant for organisations measuring their carbon emissions for the first time.

All companies active in Europe and providing FTTH network-related products and services can join the initiative. While member companies of the FTTH Council Europe enjoy reduced fees, the program is also open to non members of the FTTH Council Europe. Click here to learn more and to join the platform.

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