“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” (Bruntland Commission)
We have today published our third annual Corporate Responsibility (CR) report and welcome your comments, feedback, improvement suggestions. Let us know where you think we’re doing well and where we could do better.
First, some highlights of the report. Our approach at Nokia Siemens Networks to Corporate Responsibility targets three broad objectives:
• Mitigate CR risks
Protecting our and our customers’ brand and reputation by minimizing CR-related risks, through focus on health & safety, prevention of unethical behaviour and corruption and managing risks in our supply chain, all in line with our Code of Conduct.
• Minimize adverse environmental impacts
Here we concentrate our efforts on reducing our product energy consumption as well as the environmental impacts of our own operations and supply chain. Our target is to improve the efficiency of key products by 40% (2012). Our Energy Solutions received a very warm welcome by our customers have helped them towards reaching their ambitious environmental targets.
• Maximize our positive influence.
Our industry is in a unique position to make a difference in other sectors for example in terms of new efficiencies brought by smart technology that is being unleashed in the energy and utilities sectors. Understanding barriers to affordability of communications is highlighted in the report, supported by the Connectivity Scorecard and the Broadband Impact Study, which focus on bringing about “useful connectivity”.
There is a lot of detail in the CR Report 70 page document, however we have wanted to respond to the feedback from our stakeholders to increase focus and disclosure of data on supplier management, compliance investigations and environmental performance.
We have also made an effort this year to boldly take on and address the difficult topics such as restructuring and human rights issues relating to privacy of communications.
Over to you – what do you think?