• GeSI and EICC® Announce Update to Conflict-Free Smelter Program
    GeSI and EICC® Announce Update to Conflict-Free Smelter Program
    Post Date: 2011-04-22The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®) announce an update to the Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) protocol relating to smelter due diligence requirements. The CFS is a voluntary program that aims to enable responsible mineral sourcing thro...

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  • EICC® and GeSI launch worker-management communication training
    EICC® and GeSI launch worker-management communication training
    Post Date: 2011-03-11shortages and worker turnover require that factory workforce management systems evolve to be more effective in attracting and retaining workers.

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  • New initiative announced to help ICT industry measure carbon footprint
    New initiative announced to help ICT industry measure carbon footprint
    Post Date: 2011-03-08ICT companies and their customers will soon have common approaches and methodologies to calculate the carbon footprints of ICT products and services thanks to industry guidance due to be published at the end of the year.

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  • COP-16 Update: ICT industry recognized for its potential in decreasing global emissions
    COP-16 Update: ICT industry recognized for its potential in decreasing global emissions
    Post Date: 2010-12-10A group of key ministers and business executives, under the leadership of the Mexican government, met today at the Cancun Messe to present and discuss the "Guadalajara ICT Declaration (PDF) for Transformative Low Carbon Solutions," in conjunction with the 16th Conference of the Parties, where the gl...

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  • GeSI and EICC Complete First Tantalum Assessment Focused on Responsible Sourcing of Minerals
    GeSI and EICC Complete First Tantalum Assessment Focused on Responsible Sourcing of Minerals
    Post Date: 2010-12-10The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) are pleased to announce the launch of their Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) program and completion of the first tantalum smelter assessment.

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  • GeSI & EICC Join with Tantalum and Tin Supply Chain Representatives and Stakeholders on Responsible
    GeSI & EICC Join with Tantalum and Tin Supply Chain Representatives and Stakeholders on Responsible
    Post Date: 2010-12-07The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Eletronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) recently held the fifth tantalum and tin supply chain workshop in Washington D.C. to continue the ongoing dialog regarding responsible sourcing of these minerals.

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  • New report highlights power of ICTs in tackling climate change
    New report highlights power of ICTs in tackling climate change
    Post Date: 2010-12-06A report launched today by ITU and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) on Using ICTs in tackling climate change. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are of fundamental importance in reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, as well as in helping countries everywhere adapt to c...

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  • GeSI companies commit to huge energy savings in use of ICT equipment
    GeSI companies commit to huge energy savings in use of ICT equipment
    Post Date: 2010-10-28In a major drive for a more energy efficient ICT sector, GeSI member companies signed Codes of Conduct on energy consumption of broadband equipment and data centres, in the presence of Commissioner Kroes. These voluntary commitments from the ICT sector will lead to savings of up to 25TWh per year in...

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  • GeSI Statement on the mining of metals
    GeSI Statement on the mining of metals
    Post Date: 2010-09-03The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) is extremely concerned about poor social and environmental practices in some mine sites and within portions of the metals supply chains which supply raw materials to the Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry. Mining activities that fuel co...

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  • Universal mobile charger
    Universal mobile charger
    Post Date: 2010-06-17GeSI Members have identified the Universal Mobile Charger as a key standardisation topic. More than one billion new handsets are marketed each year and most of them are replacing older models. Most of the old power supplies need to be destroyed even if still operational since they are not compatible...

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