As an open and global forum, GeSI promotes technologies that foster sustainable development; informs the public of its members’ initiatives to improve their sustainability performance and focuses on extending the influence of ICT to achieve sustainable socio-economic development across the globe. Nokia Siemens Networks works with industry peers through GeSI to promote common approaches, and develop tools and management practices for improving, for example, supply chain management.
We encourage our suppliers to join E-TASC – a web-based supply chain risk management tool created by GeSI and the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC). E-TASC compiles information gathered from suppliers through online self-assessments and a common auditing process to be shared between participating companies. The tool is designed to reduce the burden on both suppliers and ICT companies by requiring only one set of assessments and auditing, rather than any one supplier having to undergo separate audits by each of its customers. Nokia Siemens Networks is itself a supplier to participating companies, and we use this tool to assess CR performance in our own factories.