And the award goes to… Sprint for the “Sustainability Leadership Award.” For the third consecutive year, the International Electronics Recycling Conference and Expo (IERCE) has recognized Sprint for its commitment to sustainability and recycling.
Conference leaders presented the “Sustainability Leadership Award” to Sprint during their event on May 30 in Las Vegas.
“Sprint sets the bar high when it comes to handling electronic waste and continues to push the industry forward in best practices in this space,” said Ismail Oyekan, publisher of Electronic Waste Journal and program director of IERCE.
Sprint is committed to being a leader in driving more sustainable practices. This award recognizes the company for its outstanding electronic waste, or e-waste, management program, which focuses on the full lifecycle of the electronics it buys and sells.
Sprint’s Electronic Stewardship Policy makes it the only wireless carrier to outline specific commitments that address e-waste holistically. E-waste management includes:
• Designing and procuring eco-friendly electronics
• Maximizing equipment’s useful life
• Boosting collection of equipment
• Maximizing reuse of electronics
• Responsibly recycling electronic scrap
• Using electronically and socially responsible recycling vendors
This is the latest example of how Sprint is gaining momentum with its efforts to “Go Green” and focus on being more environmentally sustainable.
Other notable recent achievements include the highest ranking among all U.S. telecom companies on Newsweek’s 2011 Rankings of America’s Greenest Companies at number three (up from number six in 2010), as well as recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for our commitment to phone recycling.