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Rogers signs agreement to improve set-top box energy efficiency

January 16, 2017

Rogers is proud to be a signatory to a new set-top box energy efficiency agreement, which commits Rogers to improving the energy efficiency of our TV set-top boxes. This voluntary industry-led collaboration was signed by Rogers as well as other Canadian TV service providers. The initiative aims to significantly reduce the total annual energy consumption used by set-top boxes in Canada, cutting annual carbon emissions by over 100,000 tonnes – the equivalent of taking 44,000 cars off the road. The impact of this agreement will be felt right away, with at least 90% of all new set-top boxes purchased and installed beginning in 2017 expected to meet the energy efficiency standards set out in the voluntary agreement, benefiting a large number of our residential Canadian consumers. Rogers was named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers in 2016, and signing the Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement (CEEVA) agreement is just one of many steps we have taken in recent years to reduce our environmental footprint.  Here’s are some examples of how we’re working to reduce our carbon footprint:
  • We reduced our annual greenhouse gas emissions by 3.8% in 2015 from the year prior.
  • By 2025 we aim to reduce our energy usage by 10% and greenhouse gas emissions by 25%, based on a 2011 established benchmark.
  • In 2015, we replaced 263 vehicles in the Rogers fleet for more efficient models. The upgrade resulted in a reduction of fuel consumption by 29,212 litres of gas, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 67 tonnes.
  • In 2015, we reduced our total paper consumption by 21.3% from the year prior.
Rogers has more exciting multi-year workplace initiatives underway to help further reduce our impact on the environment, including implementing energy-efficient power and lighting alternatives as well as improved recycling programs. For more on Rogers’ environmental initiatives, check out our latest Corporate Social Responsibility Report. To learn more about more about the set-top box energy efficiency agreement, visit CEEVA’s website.