Launch of Corporate Sustainability Charter/Sustainability Report ETNO
Danilo Riva, Chairman of WG Corporate Responsibility, ETNO
The current ETNO (European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association) Sustainability Charter was launched in 2004 in Budapest. Since its first launch as the Environmental Charter in 1996 it has represented a serious commitment that its signatories have not taken lightheartedly, and has gained popularity and recognition even outside Europe. The progress made by the companies that committed to Charter’s principles is testified by the 7 ETNO Environmental and Sustainability reports published so far, including the one that will be unveiled at the Forum.
However ETNO is well aware that the business scenario is changing continuously, and the new challenges that the telecommunications sector must face as well as the increasing stakeholder demand for more transparency, stronger commitments, and swift action, bring along the need to update pledges and respond with deeds.
Therefore the Association decided to update the Charter, broadening its scope, updating existing commitments and including new ones. The new ETNO Corporate Responsibility Charter will be introduced at the Forum.
Sustainability by ICT, Contributions by FUJITSU
Bernd Kosch, Head of Environmental Technology, Fujitsu
This presentation outlines the fundamental aspects of ICT-enabled CO2-reduction and provides some examples of contributions from FUJITSU. In particular, new technologies for data center heat management and for sensor network communication are presented. Application related impact assessment activities are described and preparations for energy management cloud services are explained.
Launch of ITU-ETNO Guidance on Green ICT Procurement
Aimee Torres, ITU Consultant
This report is a contribution to improve and promote environmental sustainability in the ICT sector ́s procurement transactions. It provides directions to ICT companies to promote effective and efficient procurement practices, and to make “green” solutions available in the market, embedding greater awareness of environmental issues among Life Cycle Assessment stages of production. Also, a systematic guidance to address an environmentally sustainable step-by-step procurement process is included, detailing green considerations to be addressed. Through the report, some standard considerations and relevant practices are mentioned.
This document provides information on how to address the environmental impact of ICTs in a standardized way, and uses ITU-T Methodologies to assess the environmental impact of ICTs in goods, networks and services and in Organizations.