Syniverse Participates in Environmental Defense Fund Program for Second Year
Climate Corps fellow will identify ways for Syniverse to implement energy-efficiency improvements
TAMPA, Fla. – – Building on continuing efforts to improve environmental sustainability, Syniverse is participating in Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Climate Corps 2013 program along with more than 100 top companies, cities and universities. This is the second year in a row that Syniverse has been a part of the program.
EDF Climate Corps is a summer fellowship program that places specially trained master’s degree students with select organizations to identify energy-saving opportunities. For 10 weeks, Syniverse is hosting an EDF Climate Corps summer fellow who will identify and analyze energy-efficiency strategies the company can use to implement more eco-friendly business practices at its offices and data centers worldwide.
“The EDF Climate Corps program offers an unparalleled opportunity to help reduce our carbon footprint by gaining the latest best practices from a world-leading organization in sustainability,” said John McRae, Senior Vice President, Global Customer Operations. “We look forward to engaging with EDF again in our efforts.”
EDF Climate Corps fellow Mona Benisi is working with Syniverse to provide additional support and expertise in addressing the company’s most pressing carbon-reduction priorities. As a graduate student at Columbia University studying sustainability management, Benisi was selected by EDF to participate in Climate Corps 2013 based on her academic background and professional experience, which includes more than two years in the corporate sustainability office of Siemens. She is working from Syniverse’s global headquarters office in Tampa, Fla.
“Last year’s EDF Climate Corps fellow helped us make important progress in such areas as workspace consolidation, data center virtualization and cooling, as well as lighting improvements,” McRae said. “We welcome Mona’s expert recommendations as we continue to identify opportunities to further reduce our carbon footprint.”
Syniverse’s participation in EDF Climate Corps is one of several steps in the company’s commitment to help preserve the communities in which its customers and employees live and work. Since 2010, Syniverse has submitted a report to the Carbon Disclosure Project and established 10 overarching carbon-reduction goals to be completed by 2015 to measure progress in such areas as greenhouse gas emissions, electricity usage and paper waste. Syniverse also is a participant in Tampa Electric’s Renewable Energy credit purchasing program, a way for businesses to show their commitment to supporting clean-energy efforts by purchasing “blocks” of renewable energy. Moreover, in April of this year, Syniverse was recognized for its clean-energy efforts with a Sustainability Award by Earth Charter US.
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