• E-waste: annual gold, silver “deposits” in new high-tech goods worth $21 billion+; less than 15% rec
    E-waste: annual gold, silver “deposits” in new high-tech goods worth $21 billion+; less than 15% rec
    Published on: 2012-07-12A staggering 320 tons of gold and more than 7,500 tons of silver are now used annually to make PCs, cell phones, tablet computers and other new electronic and electrical products worldwide, adding more than $21 billion in value each year to the rich fortunes in metals eventually available through “u...

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  • New study finds massive carbon reductions by broadband services
    New study finds massive carbon reductions by broadband services
    Published on: 2012-06-19Increased use of simple and convenient online activities like teleworking and online shopping can reduce carbon emissions by millions of metric tons and deliver significant energy savings, according to a report issued today by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) with the support of BT, Deu...

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  • Conflict-Free minerals supply chain workshop IX
    Conflict-Free minerals supply chain workshop IX
    Published on: 2012-05-30The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition© (EICC©) recently held the ninth conflict-free minerals supply chain workshop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The event focused on various mechanisms to assure the responsible sourcing of tin, tungsten, t...

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  • Conflict-Free smelter program reaches smelter milestones
    Conflict-Free smelter program reaches smelter milestones
    Published on: 2012-05-21The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®) are pleased to announce two milestones in the progress of the Conflict Free Smelter (CFS) Program: the first tin smelter has been found compliant with the CFS protocol, and the first tantalum smelter...

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  • A workshop entitled "Future lifestyles and opportunities for the ICT sector" organised in Berlin
    A workshop entitled "Future lifestyles and opportunities for the ICT sector" organised in Berlin
    Published on: 2012-05-09Imagine you lived a sustainable life this weekend, what would it be like? What role would ICT play in reducing your ecological footprint? And in what ways would ICT solutions support you in “one planet living”- living and working within a fair share of the earth’s resources?

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  • Broadband commission launches new report on broadband and climate change
    Broadband commission launches new report on broadband and climate change
    Published on: 2012-04-02On 2 April 2012 the Broadband Commission launched a new report entitled “The Broadband Bridge: Linking ICTs with climate action for a low-carbon economy”, which identifies how investments in broadband can be leveraged from an environmental perspective to address climate change, and illustrates the p...

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  • EICC® & GeSI join US State Department's Public-Private Alliance for responsible minerals trade
    EICC® & GeSI join US State Department's Public-Private Alliance for responsible minerals trade
    Published on: 2011-11-18The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative announce that they have joined the US State Department’s Public-Private Alliance for Responsible Minerals Trade (PPA), a joint initiative between industry, governmental agencies, and civil society forme...

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  • GreenTouch Consortium and GeSI sign MOU
    GreenTouch Consortium and GeSI sign MOU
    Published on: 2011-11-16The GreenTouch™ Consortium, a global research initiative dedicated to dramatically improving the energy efficiency of information and communications technology (ICT) networks by a factor of 1,000, and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), an international strategic partnership committed to...

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  • EICC® and GeSI launch occupational health and safety training
    EICC® and GeSI launch occupational health and safety training
    Published on: 2011-11-02The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) have launched the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Training Program, a series of modules that aim to assist facility managers in controlling workplace hazards and in promoting workplace healt...

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  • Low-carbon solutions gain ground in broadband strategies
    Low-carbon solutions gain ground in broadband strategies
    Published on: 2011-10-26Today, at ITU Telecom World 2011 in Geneva, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) launched a new benchmark and web-portal that for the first time make it possible to compare national approaches to the adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions for climate change.

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