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Nokia Siemens signs up for WWF Climate Savers program

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:energy efficiency? greenhouse gas? base station?

Nokia Siemens Networks has joined the Climate Savers program of the WWF to reduce their emission of greenhouse gases.

The company has committed to improve the energy efficiency of its base station products so that the equivalent total annual CO2 footprint will decrease by 28 percent by 2012 and to decrease energy consumption of its buildings by 6 percent by 2012. Nokia Siemens also committed to increasing the use of renewable energy in production and office facilities by 50 percent by the end of 2010, according to equivalent standards.

The resulting avoided emissions could amount to approximately 2 million tons of CO2 annually.

Energy consumption from the user-phase of Nokia Siemens base stations is the company's main indirect source of CO2footprint. Base stations are numerous and essential elements in mobile networksthey enable wide area mobility where the users can make phone calls without wirestransmitting signals to and from mobile phones in service providers' networks. The company's targets are to reduce the energy consumption of its GSM and W-CDMA base stations to the level of 650W and 300W respectively.

"Continuous innovation and technology development is a vital part in the fight against climate change. It is important to demonstrate that it is possible to run a profitable business whilst minimizing the impact on the environment of its products and own operations, and we want to be upfront and transparent in our actions. Nokia Siemens Networks is proud to join Climate Savers in its mission towards a sustainable climate," says Juha-Erkki M�ntyniemi, head of environmental affairs, Nokia Siemens.

"Climate Savers companies are setting leadership examples in cutting the corporate carbon footprint," said Oliver Rapf, Head of WWF's climate and business engagement unit. "With its commitment, Nokia Siemens Networks accepts responsibility for the impact of its business, and demonstrates that energy efficiency is a key solution to climate change."

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