Green Power Partnership
|Location||Overland Park, KS|
|Organization Type||Technology & Telecom|
|Percentage Green Power||5.2%|
|Percent of Green Power Use Third-Party Certified (excluding On-site)||100%|
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Sprint's commitment to green power is central to its position as powerful advocate for environmental sustainability, its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction plans, and its innovative integration of green power into social responsibility. Sprint is the first and only U.S. telecom company to publicly announce an absolute GHG-emission reduction goal. By 2017, Sprint intends to reduce its GHG emissions by an absolute 20 percent compared to 2007. Sprint expects its renewable energy portfolio to help it meet at least 25 percent of its total GHG reduction target. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse has taken a leadership role in environmental responsibility by establishing an Executive Steering Committee on social responsibility and sustainability. He frequently advocates for environmental responsibility and renewable energy at high-level business conferences such as the Annual Ceres Conference, Fortune Magazine's Brainstorm Green Conference and the Commonwealth Club. Sprint also demonstrates that green power commitments can be effectively integrated into CSR strategies. For example, a portion of Sprint's 2013 green power purchase will consist of RECs generated by solar photovoltaic (PV) systems located at U.S. public schools. These and other activities have positioned Sprint as a leader in environmental sustainability, earning it a number 3 ranking in Newsweek's 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings. Sprint is also a powerful advocate for green energy lobbying in support of the extension of the Production Tax Credit for wind and opposing an effort to weaken the Kansas Renewable Portfolio Standard.