Sprint to Become Leading U.S. Wireless Telecommunications Network in Protecting the Climate
Sprint, the third largest wireless telecommunications network in the U.S., announced last week (11 Oct. 2011) that it would undertake ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions. They committed to reducing emissions beyond their own operations (20% below 2007 levels by 2017), by targeting emissions from customers charging their mobile devices, suppliers and device manufacturers and innovation in Sprint devices that can help consumers cut their own emissions.
Sprint is now the newest member of WWF’s Climate Savers Program, which works with leading corporations to establish aggressive, voluntary targets to reduce their GHG emissions. Sprint worked with WWF to bolster already strong goals to limit their impact on the climate.
Sprint’s commitment makes it the leading U.S. telecommunications company in addressing GHG emissions and protecting the climate. It’s also the only U.S. Climate Savers company that will address all scopes of GHG emissions, meaning Sprint will reduce emissions in its operations, supply chain, during product use, and across society through its “machine-to-machine” offerings (meaning through Sprint’s devices).
For more information on Sprint’s commitments to protecting the climate see their press release.
- "Sprint Announces New Climate Protection Commitments." Sprint Press Release. 11 Oct. 2011
- "Climate Change Action: Scope of Emissions." Yale University, Office of Sustainability. Accessed Oct. 2011
- Dan Hesse’s (Sprint's CEO) interview at the Cellular Telephone Industry Association. Video discusses how Sprint is reducing energy use and emissions; and why the environment and specifically climate change matter.