• GeSI has selected Chiara Venturini to take the Director position in Brussels
    GeSI has selected Chiara Venturini to take the Director position in Brussels
    Post Date: 2014-03-25I am pleased to announce that GeSI has successfully concluded the recruitment of the new Director.  The recruitment process was conducted by a London based professional agency on behalf of GeSI.  Around 50 qualified professionals applied for the job. Out of those, the Agency selected a short list of...

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  • The Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC) publishes the supply chain sustainability guidelines
    The Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC) publishes the supply chain sustainability guidelines
    Post Date: 2014-02-19The Joint Audit Co-operation known in short as JAC is an industry initiative made up of 10 telecom operators (Belgacom, Deutsche Telekom, KPN, Orange, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, Telenor, Telia Sonera, Verizon, Vodafone,) with the common objective of raising social, environmental and ethical standards...

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  • Deutsche Telekom sets ambitious Group-wide climate protection target
    Deutsche Telekom sets ambitious Group-wide climate protection target
    Post Date: 2014-02-11The Deutsche Telekom Board of Management has decided on an ambitious climate protection target. CO2 emissions are to be reduced by 20 percent across the Group by the year 2020. This means that the Group will reduce these emissions by around 430,000 tons of CO2 per year. This amount is equivalent to...

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  • Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative and tungsten industry conflict minerals council launch collaborati
    Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative and tungsten industry conflict minerals council launch collaborati
    Post Date: 2013-11-26A new collaboration between the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) and the Tungsten Industry Conflict Minerals Council (TI-CMC) makes it easier for companies to source conflict-free tungsten. Through the joint development of a specialized framework, members of the TI-CMC may now choose to bec...

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  • Showcasing Information and Communication Technology solutions, UN Climate Change Secretariat launche
    Showcasing Information and Communication Technology solutions, UN Climate Change Secretariat launche
    Post Date: 2013-11-21The UN Climate Change secretariat launched a new partnership with the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) today to underscore the critical role Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays in tackling climate change.

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  • Industry, government & civil society address conflict minerals issues at the 12th Conflict-Free Sour
    Industry, government & civil society address conflict minerals issues at the 12th Conflict-Free Sour
    Post Date: 2013-09-19Bringing together nearly 200 representatives from global industry, government and civil society to discuss and debate current resources and future challenges on conflict minerals in the supply chain, the 12th Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Workshop concluded Thursday evening in Washington, D.C. K...

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  • Microsoft & GeSI report on the enabling technologies of a low-carbon economy- a focus on cloud compu
    Microsoft & GeSI report on the enabling technologies of a low-carbon economy- a focus on cloud compu
    Post Date: 2013-06-26Increased use of cloud computing services will reduce the dependence on energy and help reduce global environmental damage with savings of over US$2.2 billion (€1.65 billion) and is 95% more efficient where 1 tonne of greenhouse gas (GHG) created by cloud leads to 20 tonnes abated from customers acc...

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  • CFSI hosts 11th conflict-free minerals supply chain workshop
    CFSI hosts 11th conflict-free minerals supply chain workshop
    Post Date: 2013-06-17The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI)  held its eleventh Conflict-Free Minerals Supply Chain Workshop on 8 and 9 May in Hong Kong. This event, the CFSI’s first workshop in China, expanded outreach to smelters and refiners, provided an update on global regulatory developments, and discussed on...

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  • GeSI partners with EcoVadis to launch a new online platform to drive sustainability in ICT industry
    GeSI partners with EcoVadis to launch a new online platform to drive sustainability in ICT industry
    Post Date: 2013-06-17This week the European Commission will release the Guidance for the Information and Communication Technologies (“ICT”) Sector on Implementing The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This is a paramount step in advancing Human Rights practices throughout the ICT industry.  This Commun...

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  • EICC® and GeSI launch conflict-free sourcing initiative
    EICC® and GeSI launch conflict-free sourcing initiative
    Post Date: 2013-04-30The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition® (EICC®) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) are pleased to announce the launch of the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI). The CFSI replaces the name “EICC-GeSI Extractives Work Group” as the initiative grows and becomes more inclusiv...

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