Sunday, April 19, 2009

Alcatel-Lucent Launches Eco-Attitude Awareness Campaign

Alcatel-Lucent is launching an eco-sustainability awareness campaign -- "Let's Be Eco-Friendly" -- to encourage its employees to avoid printing documents, separate trash for recycling, save water, turn down thermostats, use teleconferencing to avoid travel, and reduce commuting by car whenever possible. As an example, the 2008 Financial and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) annual reports will be available online, with paper copies only available on request. The paper saved would be enough to create a stack as tall as a 40-story building.

The company's eco-sustainability program focuses on three areas: the company's products and solutions, applications for other businesses and, its own operations.

  • In February, Alcatel-Lucent announced it had demonstrated in China that dynamic power enhancements to its GSM/EDGE mobile networking portfolio can reduce power consumption by up to 27 percent, offering dramatic energy and cost savings for mobile operators.

  • The company also has deployed some 300 solar-powered base stations and has established a unique alternate energy lab and pilot site at its Villarceaux, France facility.