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.
Some hardware and software companies are so big that our procurement volume generates too little influence to be able to empower our social and environmental wishes. In such situations, we join forces with industry peers in GeSI so as to collectively expand our influence.
Nokia contributes actively to several GeSI Working Groups and appreciates the novel industry dialogue, sharing of good practices and especially the tools, reports and analyses that have been developed to take the sustainability agenda forward not only in the ICT industry but also by driving practical co-operation that encompasses the needs of many industrial sectors.
GeSI participation improves collaboration between telecom operators and equipment manufacturers in the following common actions:
• To put forward positive effects of ICT in other industrial sectors,• To monitor works on energy efficiency going on in European and International organizations,• To issue some waste proposals:• To share best practices in WEEE collection and treatment,• To improve existing activities in emerging countries (or enhance the existing ones) in WEEE collection and treatment: join efforts for on the
At OTE, we are strongly committed to be in the forefront of Corporate Responsibility in Greece and South-East Europe. OTE joined GeSI in 2008, as part of a strategic decision to deepen our focus on environmental sustainability.
Samsung Electronics is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, network systems, medical devices, semiconductors, and LED solutions.
Sprint actively collaborates with its industry partners in critical area such as conflict minerals and wireless recycling and values its membership with GeSI. Cooperative efforts through GeSI offer the opportunity to maximize our impact on the most challenging issues.
Swisscom joined the activities of GeSI in June 2011 Swisscom has been looking for an international consortium of suppliers/manufacturers and Telco providers, a platform to drive sustainable topics on a broader basis.
T-Mobile USA is a national provider of wireless voice, messaging, and data services capable of reaching over 293 million Americans where they live, work, and play. Around the country, our Personal Coverage Check gives customers a clear picture of their local coverage.