Nokia Siemens Networks cuts real estate CO2 emissions by 13% in 2008
Achievement captured in Corporate Responsibility report for 2008
Nokia Siemens Networks’ 2008 Corporate Responsibility report, published today, highlights the vast potential for its products and services to support social and economic development as well as tackling climate change. The report also covers the company’s ethical approach to business, including supply chain auditing and self-assessment of Nokia Siemens Networks’ factories.
This is the first full reporting year for the infrastructure provider since its inception in 2007. Some of its achievement highlights for 2008 include:
* Energy consumption of the company’s real estate operations was reduced by 12% and CO2 emissions by 13%
* 17 percent of the electrical energy for Nokia Siemens Networks facilities came from renewable sources compared to 10 percent in 2007
* 88 percent of solid waste was reused, recycled or used as energy
* 10 percent reduction in the number of business-related miles flown by employees
* The greenest car policy in Finland reduced average emissions of new company cars down from 180g/km to 140g/km
* The company joined the WWF Climate Savers program in June 2008 and set ambitious targets for CO2 reduction
* Seven in-depth labor conditions audits and 103 regular supplier audits were conducted to assess compliance with the Nokia Siemens Networks Supplier Requirements
* Important progress in the global roll-out of the Code of Conduct training
“Our customers and other stakeholders are increasingly aware of, and supportive of action in the area of Corporate Responsibility. The report gives us an excellent way to proactively and transparently communicate our achievements. And when you read the report you will realize that there are real commitments and perhaps more importantly, a clear vision on how we want to run our company. Ethical behavior and Corporate Responsibility are not standalone activities - they are an inseparable part of our daily work and determine how we operate,” said Simon Beresford-Wylie, Chief Executive Officer, Nokia Siemens Networks.
The Corporate Responsibility report 2008 is available at www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com/CR. In addition to its achievement for last year, the report also discusses Nokia Siemens Networks’ goals in this area, and shares further information on key projects and achievements.
Some of Nokia Siemens Networks’ key goals over the next few years include:
* Increasing the use of renewable energy to 50 percent of the company’s total electrical energy use by the end of 2010
* Reducing CO2 emissions from the company’s real estate operations by 30 percent by 2012, from a baseline of 2007
* Decreasing CO2 footprint by 2 million tons annually with improving the energy efficiency of its products, decreasing the energy consumption of its buildings and by increasing the use of renewable energy
* Reducing energy consumption of our broadband network products by 29 percent for ADSL lines and 49 percent for VDSL lines in 2009, from the 2007 baseline
* Reducing emissions from new cars in the company’s service fleet in Europe to 120g/km in 2010, and business-related miles flown by a further 10 percent by the end of 2009.
About Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland.
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