Sprint commits to a greener future in the wireless industry

Sprint commits to a greener future in the wireless industry
As technology continues to advance, there is one wireless provider that makes it their priority in becoming more green friendly. With that in mind, Sprint's CEO Dan Hesse testified to members of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet about some of their commitments surrounding sustainability initiatives they plan on taking up – with the obvious focus on the wireless technology industry benefiting the environment. There are many key initiatives that they are aggressively being developing right now for their sustainability goals. First and foremost, Sprint is setting a green product guideline for all of its manufacturing partners which is basically a list of green design criteria that manufacturers must meet or exceed. Dan Hesse said, "We are in the midst of a new 'green' era. U.S. consumers and the members of this legislative body are sending a 'call to action' to corporations to act in the best interests of our people and our planet. Sprint is proud to embrace this opportunity as we make environmental responsibility a cornerstone of our company.” The wireless provider definitely has shown in the past how they are actively doing what they can to be more green friendly – for example, their corporate headquarters gets 80 percent of their power from Kansas wind farms. We've already begun to see handsets that are built with the planet in mind – such as the Samsung Reclaim.

source: Sprint

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2 Comments

1. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Makes for more wonderful Sprint Press releases, but big mistake when your phone line up, sales and financial performance aren't so hot. Put customers 1st not the environment. The environment doesn't buy phones on the "NOW NETWORK" Sprint needs to worry about being GREEN but not Green as in tree hugging. Green as in FINANCES. Sprint is by no means a "Walmart" that can tell its suppliers how to do things. Making manufactures adhere to "Green" standards is going to pass a cost on customers. They are going to miss out on handsets and the prices are going to go up. Sprint is out to kill itself.

2. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

I hope they don't die... :(

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