[G4-2], [G4-14] However, as we have repeatedly stressed, although telecommunications can make a significant contribution to improving the environment and quality of life, ICT services aimed, for example, at reducing energy consumption or tele-medicine, account for a small percentage of the turnover of telecommunication companies. However, they are seeing positive growth rates and are likely to be widespread in the future. TIM’s laboratories have long been engaged in researching and developing these kinds of services, some of which are already being tested on the market. Thus customers already have a wide range of solutions available to them to cut energy consumption, reduce CO2 emissions, improve health services and bureaucracy, increase security for citizens. Many of the social-environmental services offered by TIM are discussed in the chapters Digitisation, connectivity and social innovation (see Customers) and Safeguarding the environment (see TIM eco-friendly). Furthermore, examples of the economic opportunities arising from sustainable management of the company’s activities are discussed in the Social and environmental impacts of operations and their economic aspects chapter of the Group’s Annual Financial Report.
Listed below are the most common risks associated with the telecommunications sector which are classifiable as socio-environmental risks, accompanied by a quick summary of the mitigation actions implemented by TIM.