Inside and outside the organization, the world’s leading telecommunications companies are bound to play key, pivotal roles in local, national and international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and minimize the negative effects of manufacturing, trade and commerce on human and ecological health and integrity. Not to be omitted is the large, driving role they play in job creation, raising and allocating capital and distributing investment returns to shareholders, and overall economic and community development.
The supply chain of BT, the UK’s leading telecoms provider, for example, extends around the globe and encompasses some 16,500 businesses. BT has a supply-chain ¨spend¨ of some $14.5 billion per year, contracting out manufacturing of broadband modems, TV set-top boxes (STBs), mobile phones and a wide variety of other consumer products, Gabrielle Giner, BT’s head of sustainable business policy, explained in an interview.
In addition to enhancing sustainability inside the organization and across…
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