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.
Taiwan Mobile is a leading telecommunications company in Taiwan offering "Quadruple Play" services – covering mobile, fixed-line, cable TV and broadband. The Company is Taiwan's Top 10 Role Model Company for Sustainability, and has used core resources "5C"(Coverage/Convergence/Content/Channel/Cloud), integrating virtual and physical channels, telecommunications, media, and digital convergence to create more digital benefits that meet the demands of the society and become a leader in T.I.M.E.: telecommunications, internet, media and entertainment.
With the GeSI membership, Tele2 are looking forward to fruitful collaborations discussing industry CR matters, enhancing Tele2's work, and in parallel being part of a key sustainability driver for ICTs.
Telefónica is one of the world leader’s integrated operators in the telecommunication sector, providing communication, information and entertainment solutions, with presence in Europe, Africa and Latin America.
For Telenor Group, a sustainable business is one that delivers long-term growth and profitability by adding social, environmental and financial value. This means that we manage risk, embrace opportunities and build our reputation – while continuously growing shareholder value.
TeliaSonera is happy to join the global e-sustainability initiative (GeSI). Working together as an industry to promote important sustainability issues is of key importance to us. In Gesi we are not only together developing the sustainability area but also building to the future of our industry.
Gesi provides an excellent platform for sustainability collaboration enabling the industry to improve its collective sustainability impacts. A joint effort to address sustainability challenges will assist all member companies to develop industry-relevant approaches to the ICT sector’s most material risks and opportunities.
Gesi’s sustainability program demonstrates the ICT sector’s commitment to sustainability and gives therefore possibilities to build a good dialogue and contribute positively to regulatory initiatives by government and other agencies.
Sustainability has always been high on the agenda of TIM, which is included in the most important global sustainability indexes worldwide.
TIM joined GeSI in 2008 because the Initiative, thanks to its global outreach and industry wide membership, can speak with one single voice on behalf of the whole ICT sector and raise awareness of its potential and commitment to make sustainability happen vis-à-vis all interested stakeholders.
Türk Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. (TTAS) is a fixed line operator in the EMEA region which has 15 million fixed access lines and 7 million broadband lines.
It is a great pleasure for TTAS to work with GeSI towards achieving a sustainable future.
At Telstra, our purpose is to create a ‘brilliant connected future for everyone’.
As Australia’s largest telecommunications company, with a strong commitment to sustainability, representation in GeSI will allow us to participate more fully in industry dialogue and leading-edge research. GeSI’s sustainability and thought leadership programs will be a valuable platform for us to collaborate with other members on innovative approaches to managing sustainability impacts.
We believe that the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector is in an ideal position to enable governments, businesses and consumers to reduce their environmental impacts, particularly energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. We are keen to work with our international peers to make a significant and tangible contribution to addressing climate change in the near and long-term future.
Verizon is pleased to be associated with GeSI and its members. GeSI is recognized as a thought leader and produces credible primary research on the role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and broadband in promoting energy efficiency.