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Sprint Moves Up Three Spots to No. 3 in Newsweek Green Rankings


Dan Hesse, Sprint CEO

•          “We have always believed being a more sustainable company is good business. It’s the right thing to do for the company and our customers to preserve our planet.”

At Sprint, we don’t want to see wireless phones tossed into landfills. With your help, we are doing something about it.  In 2010, Sprint achieved a 36 percent collection rate and is steadily moving toward our goal of collecting nine of every 10 phones we sell for reuse and recycling by 2017.

We are so pleased and proud that our recycling initiatives and the many other ways we are working to protect the environment has allowed us once again to earn recognition as one of the greenest companies in America.

Sprint has earned the No. 3 spot on Newsweek’s 2011 Green Rankings.  This is the second straight year that Sprint has ranked in the top 10, up from No. 6 last year.

“To be No. 3 on Newsweek’s Green Rankings is an honor,” said Dan Hesse, Sprint CEO. “Given the rigorous measurement used by Newsweek, we are proud that our efforts have been recognized. We are committed to building a more sustainable company and will continue our aggressive environmental efforts.”Our recycling programs join other Sprint initiatives such as our efforts to advance sustainable product design and protect the environment through reduced greenhouse gas emissions through our Network Vision project.

In the coming year, Sprint plans to focus its efforts on better managing its carbon footprint through Network Vision, expand its green mobile device offerings and further work with suppliers to improve the sustainability of its supply chain. 

Customers partner with Sprint for sustainability

We are appreciative of Newsweek’s dedication and extensive research that continues to recognize companies for their environmental stewardship. 

But, even more, we are thankful to you, our customers, who are working as our partners in making Sprint a more sustainable company. Please  check out our selection of eco-friendly phones and accessories. Also, if you still have an old phone or two sitting in a desk drawer, please take them to a Sprint store and see if you can get an instant credit towards the purchase of a new device or account credit through Sprint Buyback (or visit to learn how much you might receive). And please help spread the word to your friends, family members and others you know about Sprint’s green offerings.

How you can help:

Sprint Buyback - Offers new and existing Sprint customers credit of up to $275 for hundreds of eligible wireless devices, even if they're from other carriers.

Sprint Project Connect - Enables anyone to recycle wireless phones, batteries, accessories and data cards for free, regardless of carrier or condition. Program benefits Internet safety for kids.

More information:

News release: Sprint Moves Up Three Spots and Ranks No. 3 in Newsweek Green Rankings

Online Press Kit: Sprint Sustainability

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