GeSI is committed to sustainability actions and outcomes. Our governance style is characterised by transparency and inclusiveness with an emphasis on leveraging the collective participation of the many experts in our member and partner organisations. Six GeSI working groups- Communications, Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, e-Waste, Public Policy and Supply Chain- foster collaborative and innovative approaches to social and environmental sustainability.
Our members and partners use their collective knowledge and experience to identify opportunities and develop solutions to address issues in both developed and developing nations to quickly and effectively respond to issues such as climate change, energy efficiency, e-waste management, resource efficiency, responsible supply chain practices, labour rights and public policy.
Below our members and partners have shared their individual perspective on how they are benefiting from participation in GeSI activities and the added value thereof.
Alcatel-Lucent has been a founding member of GeSI since 2001. As a company, we firmly believe in the role of pro-active dialogue and partnership with new stakeholders to respond to the world's key sustainability challenges.
At AT&T, we are passionate about people and communities, technology, and our environment. Sustainability is a way of doing business that creates shared value by recognizing our company’s impact on society, and the impact that social issues have on our business.
Engaging with GeSI has allowed Bakrie Telecom to have access to the experience and knowledge of other global ICT companies and organisations that are committed to sustainability. It has also allowed us to be on the forefront of the efforts to raise awareness of the contribution ICT can make to society and improve the global environment.
Bell’s ongoing commitment to sustainability is more than just talk. It is a way of life at Bell, essential to sustaining the business and to the pursuit of our long-term goal: to be recognized by customers as Canada’s leading Communications Company.
We believe that BT can be a force for ‘net good’ by providing services which help us to live within the environmental constraints of our planet. We have been reducing our impacts on climate change since the 1990s.
BlackBerry recognizes the value of like-minded organizations working together on addressing ways that industry can have a positive impact on sustainable development, and enriching the lives of many people. GeSI plays an important leadership role in bringing organisations together, representing and promoting the efforts of the ICT sector on a global platform.
Deutsche Telekom is one of the founding members of GeSI. We are deeply convinced, that only in cooperation and collaboration with other companies and partners that are also committed to do business in a sustainable way we can better drive the necessary transformation to a more sustainable world.
GeSI provides an excellent infrastructure, not only for common initiatives and studies, but also for networking opportunities as it brings together experts from leading ICT companies and other partner organizations all over the world.
Ericsson is a founding member of GeSI and is represented on the Board of Directors and co-chairs the Public Policy Work Group. We are strongly supporting GeSI in the creation of an open and global forum for the improvement and promotion of products, services and access to ICT, which benefit both the society and the environment.
ETNO has been the voice of Europe’s telecommunications network operators since 1992. Its 41 members in 35 countries collectively account for a turnover of more than € 225 billion and up to one million employees.
Given HP’s size, scope and breadth of portfolio, our membership in GeSI provides us with the opportunity to come together and engage as an industry to address a number of important topics, including numerous environmental issues/concerns, conflict minerals and ethical sourcing. As a founding member of the EICC, we have always worked with other companies and look forward to continued collaboration.