February 27th, 2009
GSMA (Groupe Speciale Mobile Association), which includes more than 750 cell phone operators, announced plans to debut a universal cellphone charger by 2012. According a Feb. 17th CCN article, the charger will mean significant cut backs in greenhouse gas emissions and raw materials for companies on board — in addition to making chargers more convenient to consumers. Major electronic companies already signed on include AT&T, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Orange, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, T-Mobile and Vodafone among others. While multi-company deals like this one, demonstrate climate leadership across an industry sector, the Climate Counts team hopes that this will be the first of many similar initiatives to take corporate climate responsibility. And these companies need to hear from you! Check out the electronic industry’s 2008 climate scores here. Send them an email directly from their company page to let them know you think Climate Counts.