Thursday, January 27, 2011

NTT DOCOMO Targets 2020 Carbon Footprint at 1/10th 2008

NTT DOCOMO has set a 10-year environmental vision under which it intends lower its carbon footprint, strengthen recycling and protect biodiversity. Notably, the company has set a target for its 2020 carbon footprint to be less than 90 percent of its fiscal 2008 level.

DOCOMO also will develop services that help to reduce carbon emissions throughout society, and it will actively encourage employees to participate in green activities.

The vision also sets goals for increased recycling, including the reuse of mobile devices and equipment, and the reduced production of paper waste. By fiscal 2020, DOCOMO aims to recycle more than 98 percent of its total waste, meaning less than two percent would enter final disposal. A target of less than 1% final disposal has been set for the reuse and recycling of used communication equipment. Paper use will be cut by more than 25% (9,500 tons) from the fiscal 2008 level.

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