Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Huawei Joins Global e-Sustainability Initiative

Huawei Technologies has joined the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), an international organization aiming to promote energy saving and emission reduction in the ICT industry.

Established in 2001, GeSI coordinates environmental protection policies and implementation measures in the global ICT industry, exerts its influences on the formulation of environmental protection standards and regulations, and promotes the development of the cause of environmental protection in the communication industry. Currently, GeSI is made up of five workgroups: the Green Supply Chain Group, the Climate Group, the Green Material Group, the e-Waste Group, and the Public Policy Group. In the near future, a sixth workgroup -- the Standardization Group will be set up in GeSI.

Huawei cited its efforts to develop environmentally friendly Base Transceiver Stations, which are engineered to reduce equipment energy consumption by up to 30 percent. In 2007, Huawei signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China Mobile as a partner in its Green Action Plan and embarked on other green initiatives such as recyclable packaging,http://www.huawei.comhttp://www.gesi.org

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