We have just published our Sustainability Report 2010, that outlines our social and environmental impacts and performance during 2010. Compared to last year, this report is much more concise and heavy on performance data. That might sound like a contradiction in terms, but we really have tried to make it easier to follow our progress against targets and generally present the many numbers in a manner that is easier to digest.
The report includes over 80 measurable indicators and over 60 targets, evaluating the company’s performance in eight key areas of corporate responsibility, which are: connectivity and development; environmental impact of products and services; environmental impact of operations; ethics and human rights; suppliers; health, safety and labor conditions; employees; and community.
Highlights from the report include:
• The fact that half of all energy consumed by Nokia Siemens Networks facilities globally now comes from renewable sources;
• An outline of the company’s new business focused on applications that will save energy for power utilities and other industry sectors, and support the development of smart applications for use by various other industries;
• Updates that show Nokia Siemens Networks continues to provide the most energy efficient products in the industry. Based on calculations using the ETSI energy efficiency measurement standards, power consumption of its industry leading Flexi base station is only 562 watts
Global guidelines for sustainability reporting such as the GRI offer a very good framework and allow comparability between different companies’ reports. We also use GRI to guide our reporting but rather than making sure we religiously cover all bases in GRI, we have focussed on disclosing more information in areas that really matter to our employees, customers, and other key external stakeholders. These are things like environmental performance of our products and how we manage the wider environmental impact of our global operations as well as areas like safety of our subcontractors working in high risk areas such as tower building – and how are addressing the rising concerns over communications technologies and human rights.
Many people in Nokia Siemens Networks have contributed to this report and we have put a lot of ourselves in it. For us to get better at reporting and to contribute in a meaningful way to the wider challenges our planet is facing, we need open dialogue with many different stakeholders. Please share your views on the report or anything else relating to corporate responsibility and sustainability in the comments below or write to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To know more, visit www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com/sustainability
This post is by Milka Pietikäinen on behalf of our global Sustainability team.