Nokia Siemens Networks reduces carbon emissions


NOKIA Siemens Networks, the first telecommunications network provider to join the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Climate Savers program, has announced that the company is on track to achieving its targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

The company presented its achievements at the Climate Savers Summit, organized by the global conservation organization.

Says Juha-Erkki Mäntyniemi, Head of Environmental Affairs, Nokia Siemens Networks: “17 percent of our company’s energy requirements were drawn from renewable sources in 2008 and we are on course to increase this to 25 percent by the end of 2009. In addition, we recently launched the most energy efficient base station, the Flexi Multiradio, which in certain operation modes can help operators reduce energy consumption in their networks by up to 40 percent. The Flexi Multiradio Base Station consumes only 790W of power while simultaneously running GSM/EDGE and WCDMA/HSPA.”

WWF and Nokia Siemens Networks have jointly developed a climate action plan that includes measurable emission reduction targets and steps to meet its goals. The agreement involves negotiations between the WWF, Nokia Siemens Networks and independent technical experts who monitor and verify compliance with the agreement.