|[November 15, 2011]
Sprint Honored at 12th Annual Global Green Sustainable Design Awards for Samsung Replenish
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. --(Business Wire)--
Nextel (NYSE:S) was honored at yesterday's 12th
Annual Global Green Sustainable Design Awards in New York City with
the "Product Design" award for its collaboration with Samsung (News - Alert)
Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone
provider in the U.S.1, to design the eco-friendly2
mobile device, Samsung Replenish™.
Steve Elfman, President of Network Operations and Wholesale at Sprint (News - Alert), receives the "Product Design" award from actress Judith Light at the 12th annual Global Green Awards in New York City. (Photo: Global Green USA, 12th Annual Sustainable Design Awards)
"It is an honor to be recognized by Global Green for our efforts to
produce more eco-friendly devices," said Steve Elfman, president of
network operations and wholesale, who accepted the award on behalf of
Sprint. "The award is a testament to our relationship with Samsung and
the hard work of many who believe that technology and innovation can
drive sustainable business solutions."
Introduced to the market in May 2011, Samsung
Replenish is the fourth eco-friendly device to be added to Sprint's
growing portfolio of green products and is Sprint's first
environmentally preferable Android (News - Alert) Smartphone. The Replenish is 82
percent recyclable, has an optional solar battery charger, and is the
first device in the U.S. to meet UL
Environment interim standards for more sustainable mobile phones.
The Replenish is also enabled with Sprint's
Green ID pack which lets customers personalize their device
instantly with environmental-focused apps and mobile content.
The award also acknowledged Sprint's
corporate sustainability efforts, including reducing its carbon
footprint, using renewable energy and promoting electronic recycling.
Buyback program, customers can get up to $350 for recycling their
old device and ensure that their old or unused mobile device is handled
responsibly and kept out of the waste stream. Since 2001, Sprint's
wireless reuse and recycling take-back programs have kept more than 26
million wireless devices out of landfills.
"Dan Hesse's commitment and vision to building a more sustainable
company; leading with innovative, sustainable solutions and improving
operational efficiencies, has optimized our business, reduced costs and
lessened our impact on the environment," added Elfman.
"We are proud that the Samsung Replenish is being honored by Global
Green for its eco-friendly design and features," said Johnny Hart,
general manager for Samsung Mobile. "Samsung and Sprint have a long
standing relationship and dedication to delivering eco-friendly products
that don't compromise features and functionality."
Sprint's industry-leading role in corporate responsibility and
environmental sustainability continues to receive recognition. For the
third year in a row, Sprint ranked near the top on Newsweek's
2011 Rankings of America's Greenest Companies at No. 3, up
from No. 6 in 2010. Sprint was also ranked highest within the wireless
sector on the Dow
Jones Sustainability Index North America.
About Sprint Nextel (News - Alert)
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline
communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers,
businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 51
million customers at the end of 1Q 2011 and is widely recognized for
developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including
the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United
States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid
brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance
Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities;
and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. You can learn more about Sprint
programs that protect the environment by visiting www.sprint.com/responsibility
or following @SprintGreenNews
on Twitter (News - Alert). Or you can visit Sprint at www.sprint.com
About Global Green U.S.A.
The American arm of President Gorbachev's Green Cross International was
founded in 1994 and is a national leader in advocating for smart
solutions to climate change that benefit humanity by saving energy,
reducing CO2 emissions, improving health, creating green jobs, and
securing a more sustainable future. For more than 15 years, Global Green
has greened nearly $20 billion in new school and affordable housing
construction; authored multiple state and national laws and policies on
green building, climate change and energy-efficiency; and responded to
environmental disasters from hurricanes, to chemical weapons dumping, to
sea level rise and the melting of the poles. Global Green is the only
national environmental group with headquarters in Southern California
and has offices in New Orleans and Washington, DC.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless
handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products
throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor,
telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies
with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing
approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the
company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual
Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital
Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD.
Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung
Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips,
mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
1 Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S. claim for
Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy
Analytics, Q3 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.
2 The term "eco-friendly" refers to the product, packaging
and recycling initiatives as described in this release and applicable
product documentation, websites, and other referenced programs.
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