Gamma leads with CarbonNeutral certification

Gamma Telecom, the next generation full network operator has been awarded CarbonNeutral company certification by reducing its carbon footprint to net zero.

The move to becoming a CarbonNeutral company builds on the success of the network operators’ Carbon Neutral Minutes product which has been enabling channel partners to provide carbon offset telephony since it was introduced in 2009. Being a CarbonNeutral company means that carbon emissions from all of Gamma’s services have now been measured and reduced through verified carbon offsets and internal reduction initiatives, and channel partners selling Gamma’s services can now offer the credibility that organisations are looking for when seeking to reduce emissions associated with their supply chain.

To achieve CarbonNeutral company certification, Gamma works with The CarbonNeutral Company, a world leading provider of carbon reduction solutions, to measure and reduce its carbon footprint to net zero. The network operator is independently assessed for its carbon footprint, taking into account all utility usage, business travel and waste across each site, as well as the electricity consumed by the IP network which carries all of Gamma’s applications and services.The resultant carbon footprint is then reduced internally and offset by purchasing carbon credits where every tonne of CO2 emitted by Gamma is matched by an equivalent amount saved by a project somewhere else in the world. Gamma has selected renewable energy projects in Sri Lanka and Turkey.

Bob Falconer, CEO at Gamma said, “We are extremely proud to have achieved CarbonNeutral company certification; this fits comfortably with our ethos as a responsible, high quality, business. By taking a net zero position on emissions, we have set a new standard for our sector, above and beyond our competitors. As more private and public organisations introduce their own supply chain carbon targets we look to give our partners yet another edge in their markets.”

Jeff Highfield, MD at Reefstream, commented, “We’ve been successfully selling Carbon Neutral Minutes for over a year now and we’re keen to exploit the new opportunities that this level of certification gives us. We’re being asked more and more about our green credentials and this will really add weight to our proposals. Well done Gamma for staying ahead of the game!”

Rebecca Fay, Marketing Director, The CarbonNeutral Company said, “By measuring and reducing all of Gamma’s carbon emissions, the company has demonstrated a real commitment to tackling climate change. This not only positions Gamma as an industry leader but presents its channel partners with a clear and credible environmental option.”

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