Nokia named as "world's most sustainable technology company"

Published by Steve Litchfield at 8:01 UTC, September 21st 2009

Nokia has been named as the world's most sustainable technology company according to the 2009/10 edition of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Already rated for several years as the leader within the Europe and Communications categories, this year Nokia was also chosen as "World Technology Supersector Leader", making it number one across the entire global technology sector. See below for extracts from the press release.

"Nokia has been integrating environmental and sustainable activities into the way it does business for more than a decade and the company considers the environment in ALL of the devices it makes by reducing environmental impacts in packaging, energy consumption, materials and manufacturing processes, and recyclability.
 
Nokia works with a number of public sector bodies, NGOs and voluntary groups to harness the power of mobile technology to address environmental, social or economic issues. Some of its most recent projects include developing dedicated mobile software that is being used by health workers to help monitor and fight the outbreak of disease in Brazil, and using mobile devices and connections to delivers high quality educational materials to children in remote or unprivileged areas in Brazil, the Philippines, and South Africa.
 
As part of its climate change strategy, Nokia is constantly working on reducing energy consumption and increasing efficiency across its business. Some of its actions include reducing travel, investing in research and development of new technologies using renewable energy resources, and plans to increase the usage of green electricity which already accounts for 25% of all energy the company consumes."
 
More information on Nokia's sustainable practices can be found at http://www.nokia.com/environment and http://www.nokia.com/corporate-responsibility

 

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