Telia Company, a Swedish telecommunications operator, has announced changes to its top management that will put sustainability at the forefront of the company’s agenda.


In March, Ola Rembe, a former executive at Ericsson, will become Senior Vice President and Head of Communications, Brand and Sustainability at Telia. This newly created position combines these different roles for the first time.


When it comes to sustainability, Telia is regarded as one of the telecom companies with more progressive thinking. The corporation has established specific goals to achieve a value chain that will be  carbon neutral by 2030 by at least halving greenhouse gas emissions and offsetting the remainder.


In addition, Telia has mandated that its suppliers set science-based goals, and last year it was disclosed that 29% of the suppliers participating in  its supply chain emissions had already done so, with a further 21% in the process of receiving approval for their goals.


The incorporation of sustainability into management-level job activities is a logical move for big multinational telecommunications companies, as more and more telcos pledge to cut emissions, use renewable energy, and support sustainable supply chains. Telia’s decision to prioritize sustainability is a significant step forward for both the sector and the environment.


Regarding Ola Rembe, Telia Company CEO Allison Kirkby said: “Due to his knowledge of our sector and track record at Ericsson and most recently as partner at Kekst CNC, he will play a critical role in communicating the full breadth and potential of Telia’s leading networks and services, while leading our contribution to a climate-neutral future.”