Covering all its operations, TIM Environmental Policy sets forth three basic commitments: protecting the environment, complying with legal requirements and organizational standards and the ongoing improvement of the company’s Environmental Management System (EMS) to enhance environmental performance. Furthermore, TIM is committed to a series of principles, worthy of note being waste management, efficient natural resource consumption, continuous improvement and the prevention of pollution.
With practices fully aligned with company standards, since 2010 the TIM EMS has had ISO 14.001 environmental certification for network management and operations in the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Espírito Santo.
In 2021, the company’s operation involved more than 23,000 radio base stations (RBSs). All of them are licensed by Anatel, Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações), which is responsible for regulating this activity. The installations need to be authorized by the competent local authority and have urban planning and environmental licenses, when applicable. Due to the company’s nationwide coverage, from this total of RBSs, 149 are located in preservation areas (APAs or APPs). TIM monitors these locations periodically to ensure that they do not impact biodiversity.
In its network, in 2021, TIM had 1,766 active biosites. Among their positive aspects, the biosites incorporate technological solutions without causing a visual impact on the landscape. Additionally the installation of the structure occupies less space.
To conduct its operations within the standards required by legislation and, mainly, to strengthen its environmental risk management processes, TIM maintains teams to monitor cases of non-conformance, such as the regularization of RBSs and buildings with data centers.
For more information about TIM’s environmental management, please visit our ESG Report.