Mitel joins The Climate Registry

Mitel becomes a Founding Reporter of The Climate Registry, “a non-profit organization established to measure and publicly report greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in a common, accurate, and transparent Clean%20Tech.jpgmanner consistent across industry sectors and borders,” as defined by standards set by World Resources Institute and World Business Council on Sustain-ability. “Mitel has demonstrated exemplary environmental leader-ship by courageously stepping forward to support The Climate Registry in its preliminary stages. We are deeply grateful for their integral support in helping to address the challenge of climate change,” says Gina McCarthy, chair of The Climate Registry. Mitel is the first provider of business communications solutions to join the Mitel.jpgorganization, founded by 39 US states, six Canadian provinces, three Native American tribes, eight Mexican states and the District of Columbia. The company has already moved unilaterally to reduce its carbon footprint by composting waste, reducing electricity consumption and installing low-flush toilets, to name just a few energy-saving measures initiated across operations. But undoubtedly the most important thing the Ottawa-based business is doing to reduce GHG is business itself. “Mitel’s comprehensive portfolio of communications solutions enables customers to lower their impact on the environment through reduced corporate travel and commuting, less power consumption, and the recycling of IT related E-waste,” says Don Smith, Mitel’s CEO. “Consider that a roundtrip from New York to Chicago produces 0.35 tons of carbon and flying the U.S. coast to coast accounts for one ton of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases per person. In this regard, teleworking helps spare the environment 3.6 tons of pollutants per teleworker per year.” Forty percent of Mitel’s own employees are teleworkers.

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