Alcatel-Lucent signs the United Nations Global Compact “Caring for Climate” initiative
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced that Patricia Russo, the company’s CEO has signed the UN external linkGlobalCompact “Caring for Climate” initiative.
By becoming a signatory of the “Caring for climate” initiative, Alcatel-Lucent further strengthens its commitment to set goals, to implement relevant corporate strategies and practices in order to increase energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of its activities.
“Caring for Climate” is a voluntary and complementary action platform for those UN Global Compact participants who seek to demonstrate leadership on the climate issue. It is designed to advance practical solutions and shape both public opinion and public policy, raising awareness that climate change is an issue requiring urgent and extensive action on the part of governments, business and citizens in order to avoid serious damage to global prosperity and safety.
Alcatel-Lucent has already taken significant steps towards energy efficiency and CO2 emissions reduction, and will further strengthen its efforts to take up the climate change challenge. In particular, a Global Climate Change strategy team composed of representatives from all departments involved has been created to guide the overall climate change roadmap. Alcatel-Lucent is also committed to partner with its key stakeholders in order to address Climate Change issues. The company will communicate regularly on its related activities and performance through the existing UN “Communication on Progress” framework, the Carbon Disclosure Project questionnaire, on its Internet web site and especially in the Corporate Social Responsibility Report that is published every year.
Alcatel-Lucent is already actively implementing the 10 Global Compact principles (3 of which are dedicated to Environment) in its daily activities and has included them in its Statement of Business Principles.
“Alcatel-Lucent is committed to operating in a manner that protects the environment and the health and safety (EHS) of employees, contractors, customers, and the communities where we conduct business,” said Caroline Guillaumin, VP Corporate Communications and CSR for Alcatel-Lucent. “besides, the company strives to design products that are safe and energy efficient”
As a company listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the activities of Alcatel-Lucent in the environmental field have been part of the evaluation made by this prestigious index, which recognizes the best in class companies in the area of CSR.
About the United Nations Global Compact
The Global Compact is a framework for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with external linkten universally accepted principles in the areas of external link human rights, external link labor, external link the environment and external link anti-corruption. As the world’s largest, global corporate citizenship initiative, the Global Compact is first and foremost concerned with exhibiting and building the social legitimacy of business and markets.
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About the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) comprises more than 300 companies that represent the top 10% of the leading sustainability companies out of the biggest 2500 companies in the Dow Jones World Index. For 2007, Alcatel-Lucent was assessed in terms of corporate governance, ethics, labor practices, supply chain standards, environmental management, digital inclusion, dialogue with stakeholders, and corporate citizenship. Click here to read more.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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