We are committed to addressing environmental issues and reducing our environmental impact. We seek to utilise our products, services and expertise to assist in the development of solutions to environmental problems. We also recognise not only the critical role that ICT can play in protecting the environment, but its potential impact on reducing emissions and enabling innovation and positive changes.
Our data centres, exchange buildings, telecom/IT equipment, infrastructure and offices account for most of our energy consumption. The Facilities Management Team is responsible for implementing new technologies and procedures to reduce electricity consumption.
Waste and e-Waste Management
Our approach to waste management reflects the key principles of the waste hierarchy: avoidance at source, reuse, recycling and reprocessing, proper waste treatment and responsible waste disposal. We implement and regularly review the Company’s recycling practices and programmes, and raise staff awareness of best practices for resource conservation.
We have programmes promoting recycling of used toner and ink cartridges, paper, scrap metals (which include copper, iron and steel), as well as scrap materials such as scrap cables, scrap telephones, obsolete devices and accessories, modems and routers, set-top boxes, waste electrical and electronic equipment and transmission equipment.
Our mobile business has run the Help Yourself • Help the Needy• Help the Earth Handset Recycling Programme. This initiative allows customers to donate their old mobile phones and accessories, such as batteries and chargers, at our shops. Our Government-endorsed recycling contractor collects donated items and checks their condition. Handsets in good condition are refurbished and sent to a network of social organisations which then distribute them to low income families.
Green ICT Solutions
We help our customers to adopt more environmentally friendly lifestyles and business practices by incorporating green ideas into the design of our products and services, which include solutions for electric vehicles, homes and schools.
Employee Environmental Awareness
Our internal newsletter provides information on environmental issues and the Group’s green initiatives. We have launched a set of “Go Green” labels in all our offices. Our staff are reminded to turn off equipment that is not in use and to save water, paper and food. We also organise activities to raise colleagues’ environmental awareness.