Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Guidance for the ICT sector

Why take action?

Historically, the ICT sector has been able to meet increasing capacity and speed demands through technological advancement and purchase of renewable electricity. However, as new technologies continue to increase in both size and complexity, this approach needs further efforts. Hence the 1.5°C trajectory is a challenging task, one that will not be able to achieve without significant commitment and ambitious action.

How to set a target

We have published guidance for ICT companies (specifically mobile network operators, fixed networks operators and data center operators) to set science-based emissions reduction targets.

Commit to setting a target and use our guidance to develop your company's target for approval:

Browse more sector guidance

If your sector is not listed here, you can still set a science-based target using our methods and resources. Consult the step-by-step guide to get started.

Sector Status
Aluminium Scoping Phase View
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Power Finalized View
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Chemicals and Petrochemicals Scoping Phase View
Financial institutions In Development View
Apparel and footwear Finalized View
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Finalized View