MONTREAL, Oct. 30, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell has been named one of the
World's Greenest Companies and is the only Canadian company included in
the prestigious list compiled by U.S. newsmagazine Newsweek and two
leading research firms.
Established in 2009, the Green Rankings comprehensively assess the
environmental performance of the largest publicly traded companies in
North America and around the world. Two leading environmental research
organizations, Trucost and Sustainalytics, collaborated with Newsweek
to rank companies based on the size of their environmental footprint,
the effectiveness of their environmental policies and practices, and
their transparency in disclosing their environmental impact.
"Bell is delighted to receive this recognition for the hard work of our
entire team in safeguarding the environment while we deliver Canada's
best communications services," said David Wells, Bell's Executive Vice
President of Corporate Services. "Consumers have made clear that the
environment means a lot to them, and we're proud that Bell's extensive
environmental commitment ranks us with the greenest companies in the
Bell placed 13th in the list of the World's Greenest Companies, which also included
major international brands like IBM, BT Group (British Telecom), SAP
and Nokia. In its analysis of Bell's environmental performance,
Newsweek said "The Canadian telecom estimates that the bills they
issued electronically in 2011 saved some 33,000 trees and 4,100 tons of
greenhouse-gas emissions. And since 2003, the company has collected
more than a million phones that would have otherwise ended up in
As a result of its focus on environmental issues, Bell was also the
first Canadian communications company to achieve ISO 14001
certification for its environmental management system, in 2009.
The full 2012 Newsweek Green Rankings® are available at:
Newsweek is part of the Newsweek/Daily Beast Company LLC which was
formed in February 2011 when the well-known print brand merged with
online news site The Daily Beast. The combined entity now attracts more
than 15.2 million unique online visitors each month and the magazine
reaches 14 million readers across America, and millions more through
its international editions.
Headquartered in Montréal since its founding in 1880, Bell is Canada's
largest communications company, providing consumers and business with
solutions to all their communications needs. Bell Media is Canada's
premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and
digital media. Bell is wholly owned by Montréal's BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE:
BCE). For Bell product and service information, please visit Bell.ca. For Bell Media, please visit BellMedia.ca. For BCE corporate information, please visit BCE.ca.
The Bell Mental Health Initiative is a multi-year charitable program
that promotes mental health across Canada via the Bell Let's Talk
anti-stigma campaign and support for community care, research and
workplace best practices. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.
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