Batelco, part of the Beyon Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ericsson with the aim of expanding its sustainability initiatives and circular economy practices.
As part of the collaboration, Batelco and Ericsson will work together to introduce programmes supporting sustainability initiatives.
Batelco will also have access to Ericsson’s vast expertise and global practices pertaining to sustainability and environmental impact.
The MoU was signed by Beyon Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer Shaikh Bader bin Rashid Al Khalifa and Vice President and Head of Gulf Council Countries at Ericsson Middle East and Africa, Nicolas Blixell.
Ericsson is also set to conduct comprehensive sessions on climate action, net zero and other sustainability topics and provide Batelco with insights on the use of network solutions and technologies that increase power efficiency and reduce carbon footprint.
Speaking on the MoU, Beyon Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer Shaikh Bader bin Rashid Al Khalifa, said: “We are excited to embark on this collaboration and work closely with Batelco’s technology partner, Ericsson, who brings a wealth of experience in strategies to minimize and optimize waste as well as recycling of materials.”
“At Beyon and Batelco we recognize the need to integrate sustainable practices into our operations and by joining forces with Ericsson, we aim to leverage their expertise to enhance our sustainability initiatives and further our goals of minimizing our environmental footprint.”
“We are also committed to align our efforts with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s vision to achieving the sustainable development goals of 2030 and to reduce emissions by 30% in 2035. We believe that by being conscious of how we run our business and by integrating sustainable practices into our operations, we can achieve our environmental goals,” he added.
Nicolas Blixell, Vice President and Head of Gulf Council Countries at Ericsson Middle East and Africa commented: “As a global leader in implementing sustainable practices across our operations, Ericsson is proud to collaborate with its partners to benefit from its expertise and energy-efficient technologies. We have the pleasure to collaborate with Batelco on these ambitious goals, and we are confident that together we will provide limitless connectivity that improves lives, redefines business and pioneers a sustainable future in the Kingdom of Bahrain in line with Bahrain Vision 2030.”