Greentech Lead America: In the 2013 Environmental Tracking (ET) Carbon Rankings from Environmental Investment Organization (EIO), Sprint has earned no. 1 ranking in the U.S and no.13 globally.
Sprint also received the Disclosure Leader Award for its Scope 3 emissions reporting. The EIO rankings highlight Scope 3 emissions – indirect emissions from categories such as purchased goods from suppliers, disposal of waste, employee commuting and business travel.
Sprint is more than halfway to its industry-leading goal of reducing GHG emissions by 20 percent by 2017 and was the first U.S. wireless carrier to publicly announce a goal for reducing absolute emissions (as opposed to the industry standard, emissions intensity, which measures emissions relative to the volume of data traffic carried on a carrier’s network).
Sprint’s success in reducing overall emissions is the result of forward-looking innovations such as Network Vision, an increase in renewable energy purchases, energy efficiency improvements at data centers, and a shift to SmartWay certified fleet vehicles, the company said.
Recently Sprint also topped the Greenpeace Cool IT Leaderboard in Telecommunications. Sprint was ranked 5th in overall ranking.