COSMOTE Romania’s employees have reduced the consumption of important resources with over 30%

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Over the past four years, the three “R”: reduce electricity, water and paper consumption, reuse and recycle paper and plastic materials have become a daily habit for the COSMOTE team which achieved significant results. Thus in 2011 versus 2008:
• Electricity, water and paper consumption was reduced with over 30% each in absolute figures; in the same time, the reduction per employee was around 40%;
• The quantities of paper and plastic collected for recycling were increased over 10 times in absolute figures; the quantities collected per employee were increased around 9 times.

Starting 2008, Green Office program has contributed to the collection of 13.55 tons of waste printing paper, the equivalent of 230 trees and 4.9 tons of plastic material, which have been sent to be recycled through specialized companies.

Along the years, the company added the collection for recycling of mobile phones, accessories, light bulbs, ink cartridges by employees and the reduction of fuel consumption in the corporate fleet.

After 4 years of sustained effort, we are glad to report results that stand by our environmental policy: much less resources consumed and more materials recycled for the whole company and for each employee. Thus, we demonstrate the commitment of the company to reduce the negative impact on the environment through the contribution of each employee. We congratulate all our colleagues who took seriously the challenge of environmental protection, and took to heart the motto “Our world is you”, thus contributing to a cleaner, healthier world for all our customers”,  stated Ruxandra Voda, Corporate Affairs Senior Manager COSMOTE Romania.

In 2012, the internal communication campaign starts on World Environment Day with artistic moments for the company’s employees. The main objective is to educate employees to reduce further the paper usage, especially through duplex printing.

Apart from Green Office focus on employees’ involvement, COSMOTE Romania also carefully monitors other consumption of resources in the company, such as electricity and fuel in the telecommunications network, and packaging for the commercial products. Also, the company sends to recycling excess materials from warehouses (cardboard, plastic, wood), industrial batteries and burnt oil lubricants from base stations and used network and IT equipment.

Green Office program is an internal program aimed at reducing, reusing and recycling the resources in the office-based activities of COSMOTE Romania. The program focuses on educating and involving the company’s employees on protecting the environment, starting with their own workplace. Company employees receive professional training on environmental protection, while collection bins have been installed in all departments, so that paper, plastic and electronic waste may be collected separately. The program is also running in the companies GERMANOS, Sunlight Filiala Bucuresti and Telemobil.

This year, the World Environment Day marks 40 years since it was celebrated for the first time on 5th of June 1972 and represents the awareness of the importance of a clean environment, reducing the pollution and saving the energy.