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Nokia Siemens Networks and WWF sign global partnership

With WWF’s help, Nokia Siemens Networks will focus on strengthening environmental awareness among its employees and other key stakeholders

(PresseBox) (Espoo, ) Nokia Siemens Networks and WWF, the global conservation organization, will work together on a series of activities, including learning on environmental matters. Additionally, WWF will provide an outside view and guidance on the company’s environmental activities.

As a result of this agreement the two organizations will be working closely together over the next three years to further strengthen environmental awareness within Nokia Siemens Networks. The spirit of the agreement is to learn from one another, and to facilitate active dialogue and activities that will benefit the environment.

Concrete examples of the agreement are training workshops, global web campaigns and other environment-related information sharing for Nokia Siemens Networks employees, as well as communication and seminars targeted at other Nokia Siemens Networks stakeholders.

"Our employees wish to make a personal contribution and help the environment in their daily lives and together with WWF we can support them to achieve this goal. We can also help increase internal awareness of the innovations and investments Nokia Siemens Networks has put into environmentally sustainable solutions that decrease the environmental footprint of humankind by better use of technology." says Juha-Erkki Mäntyniemi, head of environmental affairs at Nokia Siemens Networks. "With its long history and know-how on environmental matters WWF is the perfect partner for us also in providing an expert view on the status of our environmental activities."

"We see this cooperation with Nokia Siemens Networks as a positive step towards reducing the ecological footprint of the information & communication technologies sector" said Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud, Director of Business & Industry relations at WWF International. "The company’s environmental policy already demonstrates good progress in this area. Through our partnership, we aim to help strengthen environmental awareness within Nokia Siemens Networks in order to enable the company to drive towards greater sustainability in its business activities".

About WWF
WWF, the global conservation organization, is one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations. WWF has a global network active in over 100 countries with almost 5 million supporters.WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

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