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Icomera Supporting Trees for Life


Icomera Supporting Trees for Life

Icomera, a subsidiary of ENGIE Solutions, is the world’s leading provider of wireless Internet connectivity for public transport. ENGIE Solutions is part of ENGIE, a leading group involved in the transition over to a zero-carbon world.

 

Having identified the uptake of public transportation as a major factor in improving global environmental sustainability, Icomera has promoted green mobility since its founding in 1999. By offering Internet-enabled onboard services such as passenger Wi-Fi and real-time journey information, Icomera is making passenger journeys on public transport more productive and enjoyable compared to less sustainable means of travel.

As environmental concerns deepen, Icomera is partnering with conservation charity Trees for Life, whose mission is to re-wild the Scottish Highlands’ ancient Caledonian Forest. This exciting ecological initiative sees a team of Icomera volunteers plant Scots Pine saplings, providing much-needed shelter and support for local wildlife while offsetting carbon emissions in the long term. This commitment supports Icomera’s target, set at the start of 2019, of contributing to a 3.5 million metric ton reduction in global carbon emissions by 2022.

Icomera’s environmental goals complement its parent company ENGIE’s vision for a world zero-carbon transition that prevents the threats which climate change poses. ENGIE uses its position as a multinational green energy and mobility player to deliver the zero-carbon transition “as a service” for its clients throughout the world.

Trees for Life CEO Steve Micklewright said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Icomera as they seek to mitigate the impact of their operations while working to promote sustainable transport. Icomera’s generous contribution will stand as a lasting legacy in Scotland’s wild forest – providing a woodland habitat where wildlife can roam, and communities can thrive.

Henning Ankarudd, Icomera’s Senior Vice President and Head of Sustainability said, “Icomera embraces carbon offsetting as one of several concurrent methods to improve the sustainability of our operations in the most responsible ways possible. Other strategies that Icomera employs to reduce global CO2 emissions include the effective use of video conferencing tools and strengthening regional offices around the world to be closer to clients, reducing the need for air travel.”

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About Icomera

Icomera is the world’s leading provider of wireless Internet connectivity for public transport, committed to promoting green mobility. Serving millions of Wi-Fi users worldwide, our award-winning technology makes public transport a better, safer, more attractive option for passengers, supporting our mission to help contribute to a reduction in carbon emissions of 3.5 million metric tons by 2022. A wholly-owned subsidiary of ENGIE Solutions, Icomera is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy.

Find out more at www.icomera.com

 

About ENGIE Solutions*

ENGIE Solutions is a brand composed of ENGIE Ineo, ENGIE Axima, ENGIE Cofely and ENGIE Réseaux.

At ENGIE Solutions, we are 50,000 employees in France. We have various skills, we are able to intervene collectively by your side and to bring you the answer to the challenge of the zero-carbon transition. Factories’ performance, buildings’ comfort of use, territories’ attractivity are at the heart of our value proposition with a zero-carbon objective.

* The brand “ENGIE Solutions” will be effective on January 1st 2020.

 

About Trees for Life

Trees for Life is a conservation charity dedicated to rewilding the Scottish Highlands. Over the last 26 years, they have planted nearly two million trees by working with thousands of volunteers who share their commitment to landscape-scale change.

Find out more at treesforlife.org.uk