Having exceeded our 2020 goal four years early, in 2016 we set a new carbon intensity reduction target (the carbon our business emits divided by the terabytes of data we transport over our networks). The new 2025 goal is a 50 percent reduction from our 2016 baseline.
in carbon intensity
from our 2016 baseline
Our success to date in reducing carbon intensity has been made possible by copper-to-fiber migrations, investments in green energy, building improvements and changes in our fleet operations. We are pursuing opportunities for continued, sustained progress and will continue to measure and disclose our performance against the 2025 carbon intensity goal.
Our results are independently assured. We commissioned independent external assuranceindependent external assurance of our Scope 1, 2 and 3 (exclusively business travel) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon intensity for 2016 and reported the results in our 2017 CDP Climate Change Response (CDP.net) and on our corporate site.
We are currently undergoing independent external assurance of our full-year 2017 Scope 1, 2 and 3 (exclusively business travel) GHG emissions and carbon intensity. Later this year, we will report our 2017 results in our CDP Climate Change Response and on our website. For more information, please refer to our GHG Emissions Reporting Standards.