TeliaSonera joins initiative on sustainability

TeliaSonera has joined the global e-sustainability initiative (GeSI), which is a strategic partnership of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector and organizations committed to creating and promoting technologies and practices that foster economic, environmental and social sustainability.

– Working together as an industry to promote important sustainability issues and have them form part of the overall strategy for developing the business going forward is of key importance. TeliaSonera is already a part of the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue, and in GeSI we aim to participate in several projects which have a clear impact on our business, says Eija Pitkänen, Head of Sustainability at TeliaSonera.

TeliaSonera aims to participate in projects involving e.g. supply chain management, energy efficiency, e-waste, human rights, stakeholder engagement, and climate change.

Eileen Berntsson Ethics and Compliance Officer , 3rd party management,  will be leading the supply chain project, and the conflict mineral work and helping to coordinate the e-waste work of TeliaSonera.
- The Gesi work is of particularly interest as we develop our procurement practices. A substantial part of our sustainability and compliance  work in TeliaSonera is related to supply chain issues. This membership will prepare us to meet our external stakeholders’ requirements together with our suppliers in a proactive way, says Eileen Berntsson.

GeSI’s vision is a sustainable world through responsible, ICT-enabled transformation. GeSI fosters global and open cooperation, informs the public of its members’ voluntary actions to improve their sustainability performance, and promotes technologies that foster sustainable development. It has 34 members representing leading companies and associations from the ICT sector.

Click on this link to GeSI’s web site for more information.